vwillas8:

Ancient Rock Carvings Qaqotorq, Greenland

vwillas8:

Ancient Rock Carvings
Qaqotorq, Greenland

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Pictographs Yakima,Washington

Richard Heather

Birthing Stone near Moab Utah

Photos by Richard Heather 2013

theolduvaigorge:

anthrocentric:

The mystery of the human intelligence explosion

Over the past 200,000 years since Homo sapiens evolved, something extraordinary happened. Somehow, we went from being clever monkeys with stone tools, to being insanely brilliant masterminds who use complex language, and control the planet with agriculture and technology. How did we start the intelligence explosion that anthropologists call the “human revolution”?
Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries in our evolution is how humans developed symbolic culture, a very general catch-all term that includes things like art, language, personal adornment, weapons, and rituals like funerals. Symbolic culture is what sets humans apart from other species, and yet it also seems to pre-date the emergence of Homo sapiens. We find plenty of stone tools in Africa before 200,000 years ago, as well as evidence of fire pits and art-making. Our Homo erectus ancestors were throwing spears and making colorful paint from pigments thousands of years before we evolved.
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I haven’t read this but these sorts of articles usually make me twitch so I’ll have to have a look now. If it really makes me barmy, I’ll be giving out about it later this week.

theolduvaigorge:

anthrocentric:

The mystery of the human intelligence explosion

Over the past 200,000 years since Homo sapiens evolved, something extraordinary happened. Somehow, we went from being clever monkeys with stone tools, to being insanely brilliant masterminds who use complex language, and control the planet with agriculture and technology. How did we start the intelligence explosion that anthropologists call the “human revolution”?

Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries in our evolution is how humans developed symbolic culture, a very general catch-all term that includes things like art, language, personal adornment, weapons, and rituals like funerals. Symbolic culture is what sets humans apart from other species, and yet it also seems to pre-date the emergence of Homo sapiens. We find plenty of stone tools in Africa before 200,000 years ago, as well as evidence of fire pits and art-making. Our Homo erectus ancestors were throwing spears and making colorful paint from pigments thousands of years before we evolved.

[read more]

I haven’t read this but these sorts of articles usually make me twitch so I’ll have to have a look now. If it really makes me barmy, I’ll be giving out about it later this week.

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arsvitaest:

Truckstop sign, Highway 86, Benson, Arizona
Author: Steve Fitch (American, born 1949)Date: 1972Medium: Gelatin silver print
Thanks to firsttimeuser
Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum

arsvitaest:

Truckstop sign, Highway 86, Benson, Arizona

Author: Steve Fitch (American, born 1949)
Date: 1972
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Thanks to firsttimeuser

Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bluff, Utah Petroglyphs 2013

Petroglyphs Moab Utah Same photo different color channels

Photos by Richard Heather, 2013

Escalante River Utah

Photos by Richard Heather, 2013

Red Rocks

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Sometimes the art is on the rock. Sometimes the art is the rock.

Richard Heather