Posts Tagged With: Archaeology

MAMMOTH STEAKS

 

“Love melts the rigor which the rocks have bred;
a flint will break upon a feather bed.”

 

~ John Cleveland ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in April 2020.


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FRAGILITY

 

“nothing which we are to perceive in this world
equals the power of your intense fragility.”

 

~ e. e. cummings ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo, taken in April 2020, of thin 2000 year old pieces of birch bark that were preserved in a layer of sand, mud and loam below the level of the ground water table.


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CREATIVITY

 

“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”

 

~ Leonardo da Vinci ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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LAYERS LAID DOWN

 

“Life is like an onion.
You peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.”

 

~ Carl Sandburg ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of geological and archaeological layers taken in August 1986.


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VENUS EXPOSED

 

“Venus smiles not in a house of tears.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original scanned 35mm slide taken in late 1998. From the author’s private archives.


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PETROGLYPHS

 

“Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.”

 

~ Marcus Aurelius ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of petroglyphs on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands taken in 1994.


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LE TAUREAU

 

“We have invented nothing new.”

 

~ Pablo Picasso ~

(after seeing the cave paintings of Lascaux)

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a sculpture by Ule Ewelt taken in Paris in June 2018.


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OLD DEAD DOG

 

“One does not just excavate
buried objects or situations,
the true archaeologist also excavates
long lost feelings and emotions.”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in March 2018.


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IN THE FLICKERING LIGHT

 

“If you look at Paleolithic cave paintings,
you see how people were depicted
inside nature, not outside it.
It was a kind of dream time…”

 

~ Gregory Colbert ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in March 2018.


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NEANDERTHAL

 

“I like to imagine that the Neanderthals
were all really good artists.”

 

~ Jim Drain ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Neanderthal skull replica taken in March 2018.


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