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Tom Sever

Tom Sever is a NASA archeologist and remote sensing specialist who has helped to pioneer the use of remote sensing/GIS technology in archeological research. His satellite images of the Petén influenced the President and Congress of Guatemala in establishing the Maya Biosphere Reserve in 1990. He has worked with airborne and satellite systems conducting international research in Israel, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and the American Southwest. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado.

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