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Exchange Exemplar: Call (Space) Before You Dig

It's true that archaeology generally involves digging in the ground. But that process is often helped along by a view from above.

A bird's-eye view can help archaeologists figure out where to dig. And it doesn't stop at bird level; satellite imagery can also help find good places for digs.

This is the story Sarah Parcak tells in her book Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past.

The author is something of an archaeological rock star, having appeared on the likes of Stephen Colbert's TV show.
We replay our visit from 2019.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.