AIA Lecturer: Sarah Parcak
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Sarah H. Parcak is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Founding Director of the Laboratory for Global Health Observation (LGHO). She holds her degrees with Yale University (B.A.) and Cambridge University (M.Phil. and Ph.D.), and is noted for being the first Egyptologist to use satellite imaging to identify new archaeological sites in Egypt. Her areas of specialization are satellite archaeology, ancient Egypt, remote sensing/GIS, the ancient Near East, Landscape archaeology, ecological issues, and survey methodology. She has received numerous awards and grants for her work, has conducted several major mapping and survey projects in Egypt, and is currently Director of the Pyramid Fields Hinterland Survey in Egypt. Current publications include “Protecting cultural remains from space in times of war” (in Planning for Protection of Cultural Heritage, ed. Laurie Rush, The Boydell Press 2010) and “The physical context of ancient Egypt” (in A Companion to Ancient Egypt, ed. Alan Lloyd, Wiley-Blackwell 2010).