Amateurs can hunt relics with modern ‘Indiana Jones’

A technology-wielding archeologist billed as a real-world "Indiana Jones" on Monday launched an online platform that lets anyone help discover archeological wonders and fight looting. A "citizen science" platform that space archaeologist Sarah Parcak wished for a year ago as part of a coveted TED prize went live at GlobalXplorer.org. "The world’s hidden heritage contains clues to humankind's collective resilience and creativity," Parcak said in a release. "With GlobalXplorer we are empowering a 21st century army of global explorers to discover and protect our shared history." A video of Parcak unveiling the wish was posted online Monday at www.ted.com. GlobalXplorer blends satellite imagery with pattern-hunting of a sort to make a game of spotting clues to the whereabouts

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