Have you ever heard of Space Archaeology? Well, let's learn about it for today's virtual travelogue!
What is Space Archaeology? There are a few different definitions, but the type we're going to look at today is basically the study of the Earth's past from space. Archaeologists like Sarah Parcak analyze photos taken by satellites orbiting the Earth to then map hidden archaeological sites. It's such a fascinating subject!
National Geographic has a really cool Space Archaeology project, and you can even help! Learn more about their GlobalXplorer community and watch some amazing videos of the work they've done in Peru here:
National Geographic also has some cool videos on their YouTube page about archaeology from space! For a short overview, you can view "Space Archaeology: A New Frontier of Exploration" here:
There is also a great Nat Geo Live! video entitled "Risk Takers: Archaeology from Space" for anyone wanting to learn a little more about Space Archaeology:
More information about Sarah Parcak, as well as her TED Talks and some interesting articles can be found on the TED website and from Smithsonian Magazine: