• Archaeology from Space

  • How the Future Shapes Our Past
  • By: Sarah Parcak
  • Narrated by: Sarah Parcak
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One of the 2019 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

One of the 2019 Amazon.com Best Books of the Year

2020 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award

This program is read by the author.

National Geographic Explorer and TED Prize-winner Dr. Sarah Parcak welcomes you 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, 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 12 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Sarah Parcak (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Wonderful and engaging!

I know very little about archeology, but have always wanted to learn more. This book delivers! The narration keeps you engaged just as much as the content does. Archaeology and space what else could you want!!!!

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Nothing new

I was hoping for newer information. this is a new technology but she continues to focus on old world archaeology. Egypt has been turned over again and again. Use the tech for new discoveries!

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So excited

I was surprised to discover that this was shorter and less informative than I had wished. The subject really fascinates me but in this book there is little to capture my further interest. I hope to hear more from the author in the future, however, as her narrative style and a deeper dive into archaeology would be worth another purchase.

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Read All About!! the past is news!

I've always been intrigued with past cultures and dreamed of visiting Egypt, which I've never done! I saw Sarah on Josh Gates' Expedition Unknown in 2020 during COVID sheltering in and was intrigued. Listening to this book you become a part of her experience and her reinventing stories from data collected of past experience. I will never become an archaeologist, but can join the TED mission to find humankind's past history through Global Explorer..Thanks Sarah!!

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A masterpiece in Archaeology texts

A captivating work that spans the history, present works, and future expectations in Archaeology. Full of good humor, the book does well in not only explaining many of the author's finds using new technology, but also the shortcomings and even failures that are part of the job. This doesn't in my mind make her a bad Archaeologist, on the contrary, it humanizes her and shows that the field doesn't always produce "fortune and glory". I look forward to future publications from this author!

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Wonderfully insightful

Loved the book, Insightful look into using satellites to make scientific discoveries in archaeology. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in GIS or Archeology.

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Emerging new field of archaeology

It brings insight to people what Space Archaeology is about. The audio of the author is steady and thoughtful. I have enjoyed great time. Thanks.

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Remote sensing meets Indiana Jones

Great story. Parcak tells the story of the span of her career as an archaeologist using technology to find the next great dig site.

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heart warming and informative performance

I didn't think I would like such a genre but the title reeled me in. Sara's performance was heartwarming as she spoke from the heart. I really enjoyed the content and the stories she told. I hope can be a part of GX and contribute along with the crowd towards surveying the whole planet 😀

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Wonderful Read!

Sarah makes it easy to understand and grasp the concepts she describes. Well Done Sarah!

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