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Very New Finds Very Old: "Archaeology From Space"

See? Patterns in a still-living culture.

Archaeology on the ground is easy to understand: dig in the ground, find something, carefully--very carefully--remove it from the ground, analyze, repeat. 

But that's not the only kind of archaeology in an age of technological wonders.  Insteads of shovels, we talk satellites with Sarak Parcak, the author of Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past

If you're thinking "how can satellites see underground?", they can't.  But they can detect patterns and shapes of human settlements that are not easily apparent from the ground.  Sarak Parcak joins us to explain. 

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