The rich archaeological records of human space exploration can tell us much about human behavior, geopolitics, and the history of science and technology. In this episode we are joined by Alice Gorman of Flinders University in South Australia. Alice tells us about her research that explores archaeological perspectives derived from the artifacts left by humans on the moon from 1969 to 1972. She shares stories behind her article “Culture on the Moon: Bodies in Time and Space,” published in the April 2016 issue of Archaeologies: the Journal of the World Archaeological Congress.

Archaeology of Space Culture - Alice Gorman
Archaeology of Space Culture - Alice Gorman
Archaeology of Space Culture - Alice Gorman Archaeology of Space Culture - Alice Gorman
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Hosts / Producers

Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins

How to Cite

Leigh, D., Watkins, R., & Gorman, A.. (2017, October 3). Parsing Science – Archaeology of Space Culture. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5907727.v2

Music

What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers

Photo credit

Jean-Jacques Halans

Transcript

Alice Gorman: The idea that we could actually contribute to making better space societies of the future is really an exciting one to me.

 

Doug Leigh: This is Parsing Science. The unpublished stories behind the world’s most compelling science as told by the researchers themselves. I’m Doug Leigh…

 

Ryan Watkins: And I’m Ryan Watkins. Agatha Christie once wrote: “archaeologists only look at what lies beneath their feet. The sky and the heavens don’t exist for them.” Today, we are visited by Dr. Alice Gorman of Flinders University in South Australia and she is proving Agatha Christie wrong. In this episode, Alice shares stories from her archaeological research that explores the meaning of artifact left on the moon during the Apollo missions.

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