This week, the world breathed a collective sigh of relief after [all 12 boys and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/world/asia/thailand-cave-rescue-live-updates.html). In the midst of celebration,…
Dr. Sarah Parcak is the world’s leading space archaeologist. Her use of satellite technology has allowed her go further than others and has made her a prize winning pioneer as well as an expert in the field of Egyptology.
Dr. Parcak uses satellite images to locate lost ancient sites. Her efforts to protect the world’s shared cultural heritage in 2016 landed her both a million dollar TED prize and special recognition from the Smithsonian Institution with an ‘Ingenuity Award’.
Her current project is an experiment in crowdsourcing archaeology and aims to train the next wave of global explorers.
- Sarah Parcak Professor of archaeology, University of Alabama Birmingham; National Geographic Fellow
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