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POSTPONED — Sarah Parcak on Space Archaeology 

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$10 – $20

POSTPONED – new date will be announced by CHF, here and in ISC’s e-news as soon as possible

Sarah Parcak on Space Archaeology

Not long ago the idea of using satellite imagery to locate archeological sites on Earth seemed like a futuristic dream. Now, with the advent of high-resolution technology, space archeology is a real and thriving field, enabling archeologists like Sarah Parcak to uncover the buried treasures of past civilizations that wouldn’t otherwise be seen. In Archaeology from Space, Parcak weaves together her personal and professional stories, recounting adventures digging for Viking remains and mapping mythical Egyptian cities. Join Parcak at the Chicago Humanities Festival, where she will discuss how her cutting-edge profession is helping to rectify long-held assumptions about past civilization while also informing contemporary cultures.

This program is presented in partnership with Chicago Humanities Festival.

Tickets go on sale to CHF members on March 18 and the general public on March 24

Public Ticket Price: $20 | Member Ticket Price: $15 | Student Ticket Price: $10

Preorder your copy of Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past through the CHF box office and save 20%.

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.

Details

Date:
May 3
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20

Venue

Oriental Institute Museum
1155 E 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
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Website:
https://oi.uchicago.edu/

Organizers

Chicago Humanities Festival
Illinois Science Council