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Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Uses Satellites to Uncover Ancient Egyptian Ruins

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Possible Viking Find Could Rewrite North American History

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak, pictured here with BBC presenter Dan Snow, says she may have unearthed a second Viking settlement in North America. Possible Viking Find Could Rewrite North American history.

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In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of "space archaeology" -- using satellite images to search for clues to the lost sites of past civilizations.

An ancient site spotted from space could rewrite the history of Vikings in North America

"Either it's ... an entirely new culture that looks exactly like the Norse and we don't know what it is, or it's the westernmost Norse site that's ever been discovered," archaeologist Sarah Parcak told The Post.

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The many wonders of space archaeology

This image shows the legendary archaeological site of Tanis. As Sarah Parcak puts it drily, "everyone knows this one from the Bible and Indiana Jones." While it's difficult to see anything on the ground, the filtered and processed satellite image shows incredible details of digs to be dug.

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An ancient site spotted from space could rewrite the history of Vikings in North America

"Either it's ... an entirely new culture that looks exactly like the Norse and we don't know what it is, or it's the westernmost Norse site that's ever been discovered," archaeologist Sarah Parcak told The Post.

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Possible Viking Find Could Rewrite North American History

The Vikings may have settled 200 kms further south than currently known! Archaeologist Sarah Parcak used satellite data to find the Canadian site.

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