Sarah Parcak [CANCELED]


Archaeology From Space:
How the Future Shapes Our Past

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July 26, 2019
7:00 PM


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


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Harvard Book Store welcomes SARAH PARCAK—renowned archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow—for a discussion of her latest book, Archaeology From Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past.

About Archaeology From Space

In Archaeology from Space, Sarah Parcak shows the evolution, major discoveries, and future potential of the young field of satellite archaeology. From surprise advancements after the declassification of spy photography, to a new map of the mythical Egyptian city of Tanis, she shares her field’s biggest discoveries, revealing why space archaeology is not only exciting, but urgently essential to the preservation of the world’s ancient treasures.

Parcak has worked in twelve countries and four continents, using multispectral and high-resolution satellite imagery to identify thousands of previously unknown settlements, roads, fortresses, palaces, tombs, and even potential pyramids. From there, her stories take us back in time and across borders, into the day-to-day lives of ancient humans whose traits and genes we share. And she shows us that if we heed the lessons of the past, we can shape a vibrant future.

Praise for Archaeology From Space

"This book is so much more than the memoir of a dedicated archaeologist―it’s an open invitation for all of us to become explorers. She has pioneered crowd source archaeology, and shows how we can join her on the adventures of discovery that we've always dreamed about." ―Peter Jackson, Academy Award-winning director

"Sarah Parcak is a scientist, an historian, and an explorer―but above all, she is a writer. Her work illuminates our past, and in so doing, helps us to understand our future. Lively, generous, and inspiring." ―Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She’s Not There and Long Black Veil

“I once had the privilege of accompanying Sarah Parcak on an archaeological dig in Lisht, Egypt. It was an adventure straight out of the movies. In Archaeology From Space, Parcak takes readers on a similar adventure, at once down to earth and out of this world. With wit and breezy elegance, she takes you around the world, back in time and out into space. She’s a time traveler and a captivating writer.” ―Bill Whitaker, 60 Minutes

Sarah Parcak
Sarah Parcak

Sarah Parcak

Sarah Parcak is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, CEO of Globalxplorer, and Director of the Joint Mission to Lisht (Egypt). Her remote sensing work has been the focus of three BBC specials covering Egypt, ancient Rome, and the Vikings. She is a Fellow in the Society of Antiquaries, a 2014 TED Senior Fellow, the winner of the 2016 TED Prize, and a National Geographic Fellow.

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