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Sarah Parcak

Sarah Parcak

• 2016 TED prize winner, archaeologist

Archeologist and National Geographic Fellow

Parcak is the winner of the 2016 TED Prize which is an annual award that goes to just one exceptional person who uses the prize money to launch a high-impact project. She has been called a space archaeologist, as she uses satellite imagery beamed down from just outside Earth's orbit to see archaeological sites that have been lost to time. Her satellite mapping of Egypt unearthed 17 potentially unknown pyramids, as well as, more than one thousand tombs and three thousand settlements. Spoke at Town Hall on 3/21/2018.

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"My dear friend Henry Winkler was right....Yakima Town Hall's hospitality knows no bounds. You are warm, generous, yet seriously professional women and I can see why all your speaker guests request return invitations. And who knew they could cook colcannon in this part of the world. That was the most fantastic dinner and lovely reception. I'm heading west next year and will try to make a detour to Yakima. I'm sure you can guarantee me a full house." - Ronan Tynon, Ireland's Inspirational & Gifted Tenor

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