skip to content
Archaeology from space : how the future shapes our past Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Archaeology from space : how the future shapes our past

Author: Sarah H Parcak
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than she bargained for when new technologies developed for use in space allow an anthropologist a new perspective on earth's ancient histories and new ways of coping with those"--
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah H Parcak
ISBN: 9781250198280 1250198283
OCLC Number: 1052404501
Description: 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Time capsule --
Space archaeology --
The promise of space archaeology --
A risky business --
Digging in the wrong place --
A grand tour --
Empires fall --
A capital discovery --
The future of the past --
The challenge --
Stolen heritage --
Space archaeology for everyone.
Other Titles: Archeology from space
Responsibility: Sarah Parcak.

Abstract:

"A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than she bargained for when new technologies developed for use in space allow an anthropologist a new perspective on earth's ancient histories and new ways of coping with those"--

From surprise advancements after the declassification of spy photography, to a new map of the mythical Egyptian city of Tanis, Parcak shares the biggest discoveries of satellite archaeology. She examines how multispectral and high-resolution satellite imagery have helped identify thousands of previously unknown settlements, roads, fortresses, palaces, tombs, and even potential pyramids. She takes us back in time and across borders, into the day-to-day lives of ancient humans whose traits and genes we share. And she shows us that if we heed the lessons of the past, we can shape a vibrant future. -- adapted from jacket

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1052404501> # Archaeology from space : how the future shapes our past
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1052404501" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Topic/artificial_satellites_in_remote_sensing> ; # Artificial satellites in remote sensing
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Topic/space_photography> ; # Space photography
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Topic/archaeology_remote_sensing> ; # Archaeology--Remote sensing
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Topic/social_science_archaeology> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Topic/aerial_photography_in_archaeology> ; # Aerial photography in archaeology
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/930.1/e23/> ;
    schema:alternateName "Archeology from space" ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Person/parcak_sarah_h> ; # Sarah H. Parcak
    schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2019" ;
    schema:datePublished "2019" ;
    schema:description "Time capsule -- Space archaeology -- The promise of space archaeology -- A risky business -- Digging in the wrong place -- A grand tour -- Empires fall -- A capital discovery -- The future of the past -- The challenge -- Stolen heritage -- Space archaeology for everyone."@en ;
    schema:description ""A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than she bargained for when new technologies developed for use in space allow an anthropologist a new perspective on earth's ancient histories and new ways of coping with those"--"@en ;
    schema:description "From surprise advancements after the declassification of spy photography, to a new map of the mythical Egyptian city of Tanis, Parcak shares the biggest discoveries of satellite archaeology. She examines how multispectral and high-resolution satellite imagery have helped identify thousands of previously unknown settlements, roads, fortresses, palaces, tombs, and even potential pyramids. She takes us back in time and across borders, into the day-to-day lives of ancient humans whose traits and genes we share. And she shows us that if we heed the lessons of the past, we can shape a vibrant future. -- adapted from jacket"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/9396913207> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Archaeology from space : how the future shapes our past"@en ;
    schema:productID "1052404501" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781250198280> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1052404501> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Person/parcak_sarah_h> # Sarah H. Parcak
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Parcak" ;
    schema:givenName "Sarah H." ;
    schema:name "Sarah H. Parcak" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Topic/aerial_photography_in_archaeology> # Aerial photography in archaeology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Aerial photography in archaeology"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Topic/archaeology_remote_sensing> # Archaeology--Remote sensing
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Archaeology--Remote sensing"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Topic/artificial_satellites_in_remote_sensing> # Artificial satellites in remote sensing
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Artificial satellites in remote sensing"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Topic/social_science_archaeology> # SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9396913207#Topic/space_photography> # Space photography
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Space photography"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781250198280>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1250198283" ;
    schema:isbn "9781250198280" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.