The painting & carving of rocks & caves, also known as petroglyphs, is perhaps the oldest form of artwork in history & civilisations across the globe have contributed to their creation. The drawings depict a range of images from humans & animals to intricate patterns & designs, yet despite years of study we are still unsure of the meaning of many of the images leading to a range of theories that tickles the imagination of every individual that looks upon the ancient art.
Thousands of these carvings & paintings exist across Europe, the oldest artwork is in France & is a cave painting dating to around 30,000 BCE, but the majority discovered date from across the Neolithic, Bronze & Iron ages.
Some of the most famous carvings decorate the walls of passage graves, which are burial chambers made of stone & mainly date from the Neolithic period, the picture in this post shows an engraved kerbstone from the Knowth burial mound in Ireland & is best known as the Sundial Stone & has been suggested by some that it is evidence of the artists complex knowledge of the solar calendar.
One area in particular that is famous for its rock art is Galicia in northern Spain which features drawings of animals being hunted by weapon wielding men, which has led some to believe that rock art was placed in areas where people would come together to share stories of mythical battles & hunts & therefore played an important part in the social aspect of the ancient cultures that created them. The second picture in this post is also a petroglyph from Galicia & is made up of a number of spirals which archaeologists have suggested may be a representation of the souls journey into the afterlife.
Although the reasons behind these magnificent pieces of artwork have now been lost to time, we can be thankful to our ancestors who took the time to paint & carve these wonderful images that have endured the test of time & have today survived enough to give us a small insight into the fascinating & mystical world of these ancient cultures.
Un'altro tipo di riparo che si costruirà ai nostri corsi.
Il comfort e la sicurezza che garantisce è ineguagliabile. Su una palafitta ci si sente al sicuro da tutto e si dorme serenamente.
Inizialmente si costruirà con solo il telo di copertura, ma andando avanti i materiali saranno solo naturali e con fuoco rialzato davanti.
Un'ottima occasione per cambiare punto di vista!
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Warclub Wednesday and we're having a 5000 follower Give Away! It's a patu not a paddle--a skull splitter, not a spanker. And it can be yours if you win!
Share your love for impact weapons!
To enter the give away, follow @wingard_wearables and @spiketomahawk then tag two accounts in a comment below--accounts that you think aren't already following @spiketomahawk and @wingard_wearables . .
Multiple entries are great! For folks who hadn't heard about patus, before European trade, this was the primary close quarters weapon used by the Maori of New Zealand. The front and sides of the wide region come to an "edge" for concentrating the blow. .
The patu was a very unique warclub--it was used in the thrust, targeting the rib cage (or area just under it), or the throat, or the skull. This can also be used in a swinging blow for edge impact or for pommel strikes, but historic accounts are clear that the patu was primarily used in thrusting attacks.
You can win this first patu I've made, it's from hickory, shou sugi ban finish, and has a simple paracord lanyard to put your thumb through so your grip is reinforced during the thrust. I made this prototype because I am investigating this patu-style weapon in context of modern everyday carry. .
This one is 16" long and almost 3-1/2" wide yet easily tucked inside the waistband for hipside carry. I will be making another patu in the near future. Best of luck! .
Venha descobrir a placa de xisto "Olhos de Sol". Integrada na exposição “Arqueologia nos Novos Caminhos da Água”, foi encontrada em Mourão pelo professor Jorge Oliveira.
Está patente, no Museu, apenas, até dia 24 de Fevereiro.
"Камень утренней зари" 🌸🌺.
Именно так называли в древности родонит на Востоке за нежно-розовый цвет. Камень известен человечеству с глубокой древности – ещё со времён Византии. Минерал будто создан для девушек и женщин – романтически настроенный, утончённо прекрасный!
Магическую силу родонита чаще всего используют для развития творческих способностей – к литературе, музыке, живописи и других видов искусств.
Based on ‘Boadicea and Her Daughters’, a bronze sculpture in London, depicting the Iceni Queen as she leads the British in revolt against their Roman oppressors, who wronged her family and stole her lands. Finished with Celtic knotwork and oak leaves.
Korsør is a town in Denmark on the west coast of Zealand and is the final town you reach before cars and trains cross the Great Belt to go over to the island of Funen. Located in the area around Korsør are multiple prehistoric burial sites in the form of dolmen, long barrow and burial mounds. All the sites have public access and are all relatively easy to gain access to.
Located just south of the long barrow from my previous post stands this burial mound near a footpath. The barrow is believed to be a dolmen (burial chamber). It would’ve been built sometime between 3500 BCE and 3200 BCE during the Neolithic period. The mound has a total diameter of 12 metres and is 2 metres in height. Standing along the edge of the barrow are 14 kerbstones. Two of the kerbstones in the southern end have cup-marks on them. The mound is a steep climb but provides a great view across the area. There is no trace of the dolmen itself, but archaeologists believe it is still buried within the mound and therefore has listed the site as one on the Danish archaeological database.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there; I did not die.”
— Mary Elizabeth Frye 🍂🐦
23 33120 January, 2020
Dogs and Humans
While there’s been 60-70 million years since we last shared a common ancestor, humans and wolves share so many similarities.
We’re both highly social mammals that live in close family groups, we’re top predators with similar prey breadth, and we invest a lot of time in rearing our young.
Through a language of food, reward, and cooperation, humans were easily able to socialize and bond with wolves - both socially and chemically. This process is why domestic dogs are still so prevalent today, and why their species name means - the Friendly Wolf.
If you’re new here, check the link in my bio for an in-depth video on this subject. ➡️ @ethnocynology