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Annalee Newitz and Sarah Parcak, "Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age"

Boston Athenæum

In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation town of Pompeii on Italy’s southern coast, the medieval megacity of Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, which stood beside the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today.Newitz travels to all four sites and investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology, revealing the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that doomed these ancient settlements. Tracing the early development of urban planning, Newitz also introduces us to the often anonymous workers―slaves, women, immigrants, and manual laborers―who built these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia.Four Lost Cities is a journey into the forgotten past, but, foreseeing a future in which the majority of people on Earth will be living in cities, it may also reveal something of our own fate.

58mins

21 May 2021

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Sarah Parcak on Archaeology from Space

Conversations with Tyler

What can new technology tell us about our ancient past? Archaeologist and remote sensing expert Sarah Parcak has used satellite imagery to discover over a dozen potential pyramids and thousands of tombs from ancient Egypt. A professor of anthropology and founding director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sarah’s work combines technology, historical study, and cultural anthropology to advance discoveries about the past while navigating the political and ethical dilemmas that plague excavation work today. She joined Tyler to discuss what caused the Bronze Age Collapse, how well we understand the level of ancient technologies, what archaeologists may learn from the discovery of more than a hundred coffins at the site of Saqqara, how far the Vikings really traveled, why conservation should be as much of a priority as excavation, the economics of looting networks, the inherently political nature of archaeology, Indiana Jones versus The Dig, her favorite contemporary bluegrass artists, the best archaeological sites to visit around the world, the merits of tools like Google Earth and Lidar, the long list of skills needed to be a modern archaeologist, which countries produce the best amateur space archaeologists, and more. Follow us on Twitter and IG: @cowenconvos  Email: cowenconvos@mercatus.gmu.edu Follow Sarah on Twitter Follow Tyler on Twitter Facebook Newsletter

1hr 4mins

24 Mar 2021

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5 min summary of: Sarah Parcak on Archaeology from Space (Ep. 118) | Conversations with Tyler | 24 March 2021

Conversations with Tyler | 5 Minute Podcast Summary

For other podcast summaries, search 'podcast summaries' in any podcast apps. Or if you're on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/5-min-summaries Original episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sarah-parcak-on-archaeology-from-space/id983795625?i=1000514210423

6mins

24 Mar 2021

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Chris Lintott, Sarah Parcak - Science Shambles

The Stay at Home Festival

Welcome to a live QnA edition of our Science Shambles podcast. Science Shambles is hosted by comedian Robin Ince and physicist Dr Helen Czerski. Guests on today’s show are Prof Chris Lintott, Dr Sarah Parcak and Jed Potts. Drop a tip in the bucket for performers and venues who are now without income due to the global pandemic shutdown at cosmicshambles.com/stayathome and support the Cosmic Shambles Network at patreon.com/bookshambles

1hr 7mins

12 Apr 2020

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Chris Lintott, Sarah Parcak and JB Potts - Live Sunday Q and A

Science Shambles

Hosted by Robin Ince and Dr Helen Czerski this episode of the Science Shambles podcast is an audio recording of our weekly Sunday Science Q and A show that goes out at 3pm GMT on our YouTube channel. On this episode Robin and Helen are joined by Prof Chris Lintott and Prof Sarah Parcak to talk aliens, space archaeology and Apollo 13 inspired music from JB Potts. This episode was originally broadcast as part of The Stay at Home Festival. Watch them on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/cosmicshambles and get bonus content and extended conversations with guests by subscribing at patreon.com/cosmicshambles

1hr 7mins

12 Apr 2020

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Sarah Parcak: Archaeology from Space

Earth Ancients

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 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. 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.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.www.globalxplorer.org

1hr 37mins

30 Nov 2019

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Archaeologist Dr. Sarah Parcak

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Dr. Sarah Parcak is an archaeologist, anthropologist, Egyptologist, and remote sensing expert who has used satellite imaging to identify potential archaeological sites in Egypt, Rome, and elsewhere. She’s written the first textbook in the field of satellite archaeology, called Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology. She holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in Egyptian Archaeology and is currently at the Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham. Sarah told me how she became fascinated by Egyptology at an early age. And, yes, she was influenced by Indiana Jones. In college, inspired by her father’s aerial photogrammetry work, she took a remote sensing class, and that gave her the idea years later, to use NASA satellite photos to identify prospective archaeological sites. These satellite photos can also reveal signs of looting. Sarah described how climate change and poor funding is adversely affecting the science of archaeology. My Background Mode interview with Dr. Sarah Parcak Sarah on Twitter. Sarah's bio page at UAB. Sarah's Wikipedia page. Discussed on show: Satellite Imagery. Sarah's new book: Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past. Support TMO when you buy your Apple gear from Apple. The story of my Background Mode podcast. TMO Background Mode Twitter feed. Archive of all Background Mode Shows. Background Mode at iTunes. Send your comments to observations@macobserver.com or marty@macobserver.com

34mins

26 Aug 2019

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Sarah Parcak on space archaeology and the history of the South

Reckon Interview

Dr. Sarah Parcak, a space archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the 2016 winner of the TED Prize. She has a new book out called “Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past,” which highlights how she and her colleagues use satellite technology to deepen our understanding of ancient history. On this week's episode, we discuss ancient civilizations, Confederate monuments, and how she has helped carve out a whole new field of exploration. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42mins

26 Aug 2019

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The Future of Archaeology and Egyptology with Professor Sarah Parcak

Dan Snow's History Hit

Sarah Parcak talks to Dan about how advances in technology have enabled us to discover far more historical sites than we believed ever existed. She talks about drones and satellites and how they can read topography and vegetation to give us all new pictures of the world beneath our feet, and discusses her current work in Egypt. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup to History Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout. Producer: Peter CurrySee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

23 Jul 2019

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The Future of Archaeology and Egyptology with Professor Sarah Parcak

Channel History Hit

Sarah Parcak talks to Dan about how advances in technology have enabled us to discover far more historical sites than we believed ever existed. She talks about drones and satellites and how they can read topography and vegetation to give us all new pictures of the world beneath our feet, and discusses her current work in Egypt. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup to History Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout. Producer: Peter CurrySee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

23 Jul 2019

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