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.
- Alice’s Twitter page
- “A colonial space: women spacefarers of the Antipodes” (slides from address to the 16th United Nations Expert Meeting on Space for Women)
- Upcoming citizen science research project: Archaeology of the International Space Station
- Lunar Legacy Project
- Information on V. Gordon Childe
- 40th Anniversary of the Voyager missions
- Mars One Project
- “Trash or Treasure” by Alice Gorman
- Space Age Archaeology blog
- Articles by Alice on The Conversation
- Alice’s talk at TEDxSydney
- On The Space Show with Dr David Livingston
- Haunted houses in hypervelocity (presentation)
- Colleagues Justin Walsh and PJ Capelotti
- Modern Material Culture: The Archaeology of Us (book)
- “Australian science on Apollo missions – dust detectors” (article)
- The Farthest (PBS special on NASA’s Voyager missions)
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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
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