Archaeology from Space

This article and subsequent video tells the story of how archaeologist and Egyptologist, Sarah Parcak, found an ancient Egyptian capital city that had been missing for thousands of years. She and her team did this by using satellite data.They analyzed aerial images to reconstruct what the city looked like in her prime. Then, they used infrared to spot chemical changes to the landscape caused by building materials and from simply inhabiting a city. This relates to anthropology because they have found an ancient city using this new technology. Now that they have found it, they can further examine how Ancient Egyptians lived thousands of years ago. Through uncovering more artifacts they can gain an even better understanding of how our ancient ancestors survived in the Middle East so many thousands of years ago. This region in Egypt was most popular for its contribution to the world of art, architecture and religion. So, not only can anthropologists examine how the Egyptians were able to survive but they can also look into how the arts have developed over the years. They can examine the difference of Egyptian arts depending on the region and also throughout the years. Continuing to perform archaeology from space can help us to uncover so much of the world that has been lost for so many years. This can only aid anthropologists to gain a better understanding of humanity.