Archaeology from Space. How the future shapes our past
Sarah Parcak British Library Published: September 2018 Price: £25.00
National Geographic Explorer and TED Prizewinner Dr. Sarah Parcak introduces the reader to the exciting new world of space archaeology, a growing field that is sparking extraordinary discoveries from ancient civilizations across the globe.
In Archaeology from Space, 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. Her stories take us back in time into the day-to-day lives of ordinary people and she shows that if we can learn from the past, we can shape a vibrant future.