Archaeology, From Space : Short Wave Encore episode. Sarah Parcak explains how she uses satellite imagery and data to solve one of the biggest challenges in archaeology: where to start digging. Her book is called 'Archaeology From Space: How The Future Shapes Our Past'.
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The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

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The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

The Search For Ancient Civilizations On Earth ... From Space

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British archaeologists work, on October 2, 2009, at the ruins of an arena built early in the third century BC outside Ostia, the ancient imperial port near Rome. Sarah Parcak's work using satellite imagery and data led to the discovery of the site. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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British archaeologists work, on October 2, 2009, at the ruins of an arena built early in the third century BC outside Ostia, the ancient imperial port near Rome. Sarah Parcak's work using satellite imagery and data led to the discovery of the site.

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Encore episode. Sarah Parcak explains how she uses satellite imagery and data to solve one of the biggest challenges in archaeology: where to start digging. Her book is called 'Archaeology From Space: How The Future Shapes Our Past'. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.