US authorities recovered an illegally looted mummy, and they wanted to return it. Big problem: They didn’t know where it was from. Enter Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist and expert in the relatively new field of space archaeology. Here, she explains how she and a team unravelled the mystery.
After hearing an idea that struck them at their core, these people were no longer satisfied to sit on the sidelines — so they jumped in.
Space archaeologist Sarah Parcak highlights 4 thrilling recent finds — and shows us how we can safeguard ancient sites with GlobalXplorer, her new online citizen science platform.
This year has been marked by upheaval on a global scale — and many of us are wondering: What will happen next? Satellite archaeologist and TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak shares three examples from the ancient past that offer lessons for today.
TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak has learned some key lessons about parenthood from her work as an archaeologist. At the same time, becoming a parent has given her new insights into what her work means.
Ancient Peru was home to many cultures, most of them still mysterious. But as Sarah Parcak points her satellite-archaeology lens (and her new citizen-explorer project) at the Peruvian wilderness, the invisible past is primed to make a remarkable comeback.
The Vikings described a place called Vinland — a “land of wine,” bursting with berries. But where, exactly, was it? Space archeologist Sarah Parcak shares a step-by-step look at how her team used Norse texts and satellite imagery to search in eastern Canada.