Sarah Parcak: Seeing the Past from Space

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Sarah Parcak: Seeing the Past from Space

Archaeologists use state of the art NASA and high resolution satellite technology to map and model ancient landscapes, with a focus on Egypt and the Mediterranean

Friday, October 4, 2013
3:00pm-4:30pm
Room 001, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

This presentation will discuss how archaeologists use state of the art NASA and high resolution satellite technology to map and model ancient landscapes, with a focus on Egypt and the Mediterranean. It will show how high resolution satellites have allowed us to find previously unknown pyramids, settlements, temples, and other structures in Egypt It will discuss the implications for understanding past human- environmental relationships, and how we need to move beyond "dots on a map." The talk will also review archaeological sites threatened by looting following the Arab Spring, and the long term global issues for archaeological heritage.

This event is sponsored by the Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Fund for Anthropology and the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth

For more information about Sarah, please go to http://www.sarahparcak.com/index2.php#/home/

For more information, contact:
Therese Perin-Deville
603-646-3256

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.