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Archaeology from space : how the future shapes our past / Sarah Parcak.

Parcak, Sarah H., author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 930.1 PAR (Text) 33500013094073 New Available -
Roseau Public Library 930.1 PAR (Text) 35500006200743 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250198280
  • ISBN: 1250198283
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Time capsule -- History of space archaeology -- Shaking foundations -- A risky business -- Digging in the wrong place -- A grand tour -- Empires fall -- A capital discovery -- A revolution in our backyard -- Crowdsourcing us -- The future of the past.
Summary, etc.: "A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than she bargained for when new technologies developed for use in space allow an anthropologist a new perspective on earth's ancient histories and new ways of coping with those"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    The title of this book is likely to draw second looks, but it's not hyperbole. Space, or satellite, archaeology is a real discipline and it's creating enormous opportunities for gaining critical knowledge; the discoveries in the Amazon region alone are galvanic. Parcak is an Egyptologist, National Geographic Explorer, professor of anthropology, and winner of a TED Prize. While her main focus is on how advanced satellite technology is being used to locate long-lost archaeological sites, she also shares many personal experiences as an archaeologist, from the most prosaic (digging fruitlessly in the dirt for days) to the highly entertaining (dining with Harrison Ford). Parcak is an extremely engaging writer and she has done a lot of very interesting stuff. There is not only her crucial work in Egypt, but also searching for lost Viking settlements in Canada, studying hidden evidence of the Mayans, and so much more. Parcak shares enough of herself to entrance anyone who shares her Indiana Jones dreams, while elucidating the exciting new field of satellite archaeology. This is a thoroughly delightful and downright fascinating work of popular science. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Archaeology > Remote sensing.
Artificial satellites in remote sensing.
Aerial photography in archaeology.
Space photography.
Aerial photography in archaeology.
Archaeology > Remote sensing.
Artificial satellites in remote sensing.
Space photography.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology.

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