Sarah Parcak, winner of the 2016 TED Prize, may be the most successful archeologist in human history. She deploys advanced satellitebased techniques to find evidence of previously hidden archeological phenomena, and according to a writer at the TED Prize website, she has used those techniques to “help locate 17 potential pyramids, plus 1,000 forgotten tombs and 3,100 unknown settlements” in Egypt alone.1 Parcak now hopes to apply her methods to the discovery and preservation of historic...


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