GlobalXplorer’s Space Archeologist Dr. Sarah Parcak uses satellite imagery to identify hidden archaeological sites, including ancient pyramids, forgotten settlements, and lost tombs.
Join us for a free lecture by Dr. Parcak, associate professor of anthropology and founding director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Parcak’s work has garnered international attention and earned her the 2016 TED Prize, a $1 million prize granted annually to an exceptional individual with a “wish to change the world.” With that prize, she founded GlobalXplorer, a nonprofit based here in Birmingham at the Innovation Depot. GlobalXplorer’s first project in Peru mapped over 700 previously unknown sites, uncovered 19,000 features, and has created a citizen archaeology movement of nearly 80,000 users throughout the world.
She is a National Geographic Society Archaeology Fellow, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a 2013 TED Senior Fellow. Her research has been featured in two major international BBC-Discovery Channel Documentaries, “Egypt: What Lies Beneath” and “Rome’s Lost Empire.”
The Chenoweth lectures are endowed by Dr. Arthur I. Chenoweth as a memorial to his brother and parents. The purpose of the lectures is to encourage international understanding through the presentation of a variety of subjects by specialists in their fields.