Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Space Archaeologist to Speak at University of Montevallo

"Dr. Sarah Parcak, space archaeologist and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be the University of Montevallo’s 2013 Hallie Farmer Lecturer. The event will be held in the theater at Parnell Memorial Library in Montevallo on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. A public reception will follow at 8:30 p.m.


A recognized expert in the use of remote sensing via satellite imagery analysis to detect archaeological sites, Parcak has appeared in a number of television productions including on the Discovery Channel, where she was featured in “Why Ancient Egypt Fell” and “What Lies Beneath,” as well as in a number of published news outlets and internet-based news channels. Her use of satellite remote sensing imagery in researching archaeological sites has brought previously unrecognized ancient landscapes to light. She has published widely in archaeological journals and has written Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology (Routledge, 2009), the first methods book to ever appear on the subject of satellite archaeology."

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