Yakima Town Hall

Yakima Town Hall - Speaker Bio

Sarah Parcak

Sarah Parcak

3/21/2018 • 11:00 a.m. Capitol Theatre

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.

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"I loved being in Yakima with your wonderful team of colleagues, and felt the warmest reception. Yakima has become one of my highlights of being on the road off and on for the last few years. I would be thrilled to join you again some time in the future. Please extend my warmest appreciation to the entire team for everyone's hard work." - Bruce Feiler, Author, "Abraham"

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