Crowdsourcing Antiquities Crime Fighting: A Review of GlobalXplorer°. Yates, D. Advances in Archaeological Practice, 6(2):173–178, May, 2018.
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In early 2017, Sarah Parcak used her \$1 million TED Prize to build the GlobalXplorer° platform (https://www.globalxplorer.org) “to identify and quantify looting and encroachment to sites of archaeological and historical importance,” using a crowdsourced “citizen science” methodology popularized by the Zooniverse web portal. GlobalXplorer° invited the public to search satellite imagery from Peru for evidence of looting within 100 m × 100 m squares, training them along the way and gamifying participation. In this review, I test the platform and consider the applicability of GlobalXplorer° as a vector for changing the way that the general public perceives the global illicit trade in cultural objects.
@article{yates_crowdsourcing_2018,
	title = {Crowdsourcing {Antiquities} {Crime} {Fighting}: {A} {Review} of {GlobalXplorer}°},
	volume = {6},
	issn = {2326-3768},
	shorttitle = {Crowdsourcing {Antiquities} {Crime} {Fighting}},
	url = {https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/advances-in-archaeological-practice/article/crowdsourcing-antiquities-crime-fighting/18455B45E9E812EF7A58F8363C1E8546},
	doi = {10.1017/aap.2018.8},
	abstract = {In early 2017, Sarah Parcak used her \$1 million TED Prize to build the GlobalXplorer° platform (https://www.globalxplorer.org) “to identify and quantify looting and encroachment to sites of archaeological and historical importance,” using a crowdsourced “citizen science” methodology popularized by the Zooniverse web portal. GlobalXplorer° invited the public to search satellite imagery from Peru for evidence of looting within 100 m × 100 m squares, training them along the way and gamifying participation. In this review, I test the platform and consider the applicability of GlobalXplorer° as a vector for changing the way that the general public perceives the global illicit trade in cultural objects.},
	language = {en},
	number = {2},
	urldate = {2020-04-02},
	journal = {Advances in Archaeological Practice},
	author = {Yates, Donna},
	month = may,
	year = {2018},
	pages = {173--178}
}
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