The Future Of The Past: New Frontiers In Exploration

The Future Of The Past: New Frontiers In Exploration

Explorers of the past spent years investigating sites in far flung corners of the world. Kojo talks with National Geographic Explorers about the innovative tools they're using and what they're finding.

Explorers of the past spent years investigating sites in far flung corners of the world. Today's archaeologists and oceanographers use new digital tools -- from satellite images to sonar -- to locate and explore new sites, often without ever having to turn a spade or plunge into the sea. Kojo talks with National Geographic Explorers about the innovative tools they're using and what they're finding.

This is a special WAMU 88.5 broadcast in partnership with the Future of Information Alliance.

Guests

Katy Croff Bell

oceanographer; National Geographic Emerging Explorer

Fredrik Hiebert

archaeologist; National Geographic Fellow

Sarah Parcak

associate professor of anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham; National Geographic Emerging Explorer; National Geographic Fellow

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Watch full video of our special broadcast from the Future of Information Alliance event at the National Geographic Auditorium.

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