21st Century Indiana Jones in our midst – UAB’s Sarah Parcak

UAB’s Sarah Parcak, the much acclaimed space archeologist, National Geographic Explorer and TED Prize winner  “wants to make the world’s invisible history visible once again.”

Her plan: Launch in 2017 GlobalXplorer, the first of its kind online citizen science platform that will train an army of Indiana Jones global explorers.

Working with satellites, over the years, Parcak has re-discovered over 3100 forgotten settlements, 1000 lost tombs and potentially 17 pyramids. Through GlobalXplorer, she hopes to locate and protect hundreds of thousands even millions of ancient undiscovered sites buried all over the world.


Want to re-discover the ancient world? Become a GlobalXplorer beta tester or give/invest in this great cause.  And for folks in Birmingham, Alabama, you’ll be joining up  with our own “Indiana Jones” who lives in our community, in our midst.

Here are additional videos about Sarah Parcak’s work:

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.