Friday, July 19, 2019

Preserving human cultural heritage for all moonkind

Three and half million years ago in Tanzania early humans walked through volcanic ash. Their tracks were covered by layers of dust, preserved, fossilised and then rediscovered by archaeologists in 1978. Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong also took a few tentative first steps but this time it was on the moon and like our earliest ancestors - his footprints are still visible.

Both are of enormous significance- but only one is protected. Human objects and activity can be seen in over one hundred sites on the lunar surface. Michelle Hanlon explains why and how it should be protected for all moonkind. Preserving human cultural heritage for all moonkind on Late Night Live - Separate stories podcast Late Night Live ABC National

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