Scientists have linked historical political instability to a number of volcanic events, the latest involving an eruption in the Aleutian Islands.
Sarah ParcakOk here is the NYT overview of the @jgmanning et al paper in @PNASNews just WOW incredible science. Long story short, Volcano erupts in Aleutian Islands 6,000 miles away from Egypt, and Egypt shuddered (likely big cause of why Egypt fell to Romans)
Thread by @indyfromspace: We just wrote a hard email. I told our son’s (lovely, kind, caring) teacher that, no, we will not be participating ual classroom”, and that he was done with the 1st grade. We cannot cope with this insanity. Survival and...
As an archaeologist, I know that events we can’t control shape the future in ways we can’t imagine, for better and for worse,
Sarah ParcakHere is the deeply personal op-ed I wrote for @BostonGlobe after being struck by the Muse. It is about archaeology and history and pandemics and family and loss, but mainly, mainly it is about love. May it give you solace and hope. Please read and share.
Psychologists such as Steven Pinker and Jordan Peterson argue patriarchal society is the ‘natural order’, but it is a relatively new development, writes Gaia Vince
Sarah Parcak"In other words, humans are not genetically programmed for male dominance. It is no more “natural” for us to live in a patriarchy than in a matriarchy or, indeed an egalitarian society."
We should consider the ethical implications of satellites that can identify us, and our license plates, from space.
Sarah ParcakBIG NEWS: I wrote an op-ed for the NYT on satellite ethics and privacy (in print tomorrow). Please share far and wide- this has major implications for how we will live. We have to lay an ethics framework *now* for how satellite data should be used.
Sarah ParcakCan you all please RT and share my op ed? Published *today* in the print edition of the @nytimes
Very grateful- this is a topic that concerns us all.
Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past - Kindle edition by Sarah Parcak. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Archaeology...
Two dozen teeth from a 3rd millennium BC burial tell the story of a professional craftswoman in Egypt.
Sarah ParcakThis is a very cool story by @DrKillgrove about the burial of a woman from Mendes (NE Egyptian Delta). I have a particular interest as I excavated at the site in 1999. Dr Nancy Lovell looked at tooth abrasions to suggest the woman’s actual profession