A year ago, University of Alabama professor Sarah Parcak won a $1 million TED Prize for her work in “space archaeology” — using satellite imagery beamed down from space to search for archaeological sites lost through time. Today, Parcak launches GlobalXplorer, a citizen science platform that encourages people around the world to identify and preserve our collective heritage. That means you can now spend your coffee break saving the world’s ancient treasures while leveling up to “space archaeologist” status yourself!
When Parcak won the TED prize in late 2015, she noted her commitment to engaging the public in finding and protecting sites, in particular to help prevent further looting and destruction of our collective world heritage. With GlobalXplorer, she has delivered on this promise.