Ren er følelsen.
This one is a different post, it's dedicated to the one who's with me every day, giving me his love and support in each of my projects, crazziness, ideas and everything.
Thank you for being part of my life, it would be nothing without you. I love you.
Here is some of my documentation of the Winnemucca Petroglyphs of northern Nevada. This volcanic outcrop has been underwater several times in the last 10,500 - 14,000 years. Because of this there are layers of organic matter deposited on top of these ancient artworks. This is how we know these are the oldest petroglyphs discovered thus far in the USA. These rocks were once hot bubbling magma forming concretions enveloping itself over and over again. Gasses and water continued to chemically create these stone piles that penetrated up through the earth’s ground. These seem an incredibly hard surface to work on being so porous and jagged. The petroglyphs are so old some have been worn down to non-recognition, but most are carved so deep they have survived an incredible amount of time. The tools used would have been much larger than tools used at the other sites I have visited throughout the Southwest. Perhaps this relates to the mythos of the red-haired giants told by Paiute Indians of this region. The Americas share this mythos from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska about an ice age culture that had greater size beings than we possess today. Some stood from 7-9 feet tall. It was a kind of religious experience to finally find this location after spending several nights in this region. I had passed by it numerous times, but unless you know it might as well be invisible. I found it by my process of photo forensic site locating - using still drone frames of previously watched videos and comparing the shapes of the mountains in the background of this video to the mountains that surrounded me in relation to the Winnemucca petroglyphs site until I found the match. We were very careful to enter this place with respect and patience. This is just a taste. Follow the link on my profile for a more in-depth look of part 1 of my recent expedition, new blog post now up on my ✨new✨ website! @brienfoerster@resonancescience@trevmillar#petroglyphs#winnemuccapetroglyphs#ancientart#ancientancestors#ancientamerica#lostcivilization#earthpeople
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Want to learn and adventure at the same time? Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has some of the highest densities of archaeological sites in North America. The monument protects an abundance of well-preserved evidence of native cultures reflecting many aspects of past human life. From villages, cliff dwellings and field houses to sacred springs, agricultural fields and #petroglyphs - the area is incredible to explore. Be sure to stop first at the Anasazi Heritage Center (Monument headquarters) in #Colorado for maps, guidebooks, current information about trail and road conditions and general orientation. Photos by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management @mypubliclands. #usinterior#archeology#nativeamerican
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This is a part of the Krokebräcke rock carving site showing two persons and some cup marks. Most of the cups are scattered seemingly at random across the rock surface, but one is placed strategically between the legs. This placement of the cup mark can be interpreted as a symbol of fertility and is found both on female and male human figures.
Taking yourself out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life and landing in Canyon de Chelly will leave you at sixes and sevens about the significance of your modern existence... The sheer walls of the canyon gives you a feeling of isolation and yet, welcoming protection.
This is a place where ancient civilizations rose and fell. Leaving behind nothing but their architecture and petroglyphs. Where my ancestors took refuge from the turmoil put onto them, first by Spanish force and most recently the U.S. Government.
If the canyon walls could talk, imagine the stories they’d tell...
We were fortunate to have a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide, she referenced her life in the canyon, sharing with us her clan stories. We visited the home of Na’ashjé’ii Asdzáá-Spider Woman and gave her our gratitude and respect for allowing us to continue the weaving lifeway.
Thank you so much @springcoyoteranch@jaybegay and @zefren_m for making this sheepcation another one for the books!
P.S. if you look closely at the first photo, that is Kelli at the base of Spider Rock waving to me! #friends#friendship#friendsheep#sheepcation#canyondechelly#spiderrock#whitehouseruins#petroglyphs#ancient#ancestors#chinleaz#navajo#navajoland#nativeamerican#indigenous
April 22, 2019. View from my next campsite. Camped in a ravine with dense trees and surrounded by red mountain cliffs. I climed the mountain that you see on the left. You will be able to see my kayak in the next pic that I post. On the other side of those cliffs I found Indian Petroglyphs from the Anasazi (Puebloan) perieod around 2000 years ago.
Pull out spots were hard to find. The river fluctuates from low to high and back. FOund this spot to pull out the first day. River was low and you can see my but prints as I fell a few times carrying the equipment out. But this was a great campsite .
The wind came up the canyons, like it does every day after 1 PM. It started pushing my kayak upstream. Best to leave your campsite in the morning and find a new camp before 1 PM to avoid the winds. SInce you have cliffs and growth on both sides of the river landing sites are far and few inbetween.
An antelope poses for me at Legend Rock Archaeological site in northwestern Wyoming this summer...the petroglyph picture is no prize, it was midday and HOT and I was trying to watch for rattlesnakes...🙄🙄... but I was struck hard by that handprint...
This panel is the oldest at the site at more than 11,000 years old, and there's something jarringly poignant about that handprint to me...maybe it's the point it makes that we all want to be remembered, we all want to make our mark and say..."'I was here...I was here and I mattered...please don't forget..." ...and that gives me chills...
55215 September, 2019
(Bröllopsparet och svinhjorden)
This was one of the most magical prehistoric places I have been to! Just south of Enköping at the village of Hemsta (originally named Hemmingsta) there is a rock outcrop with a surface of 60×25m absolutely covered in Bronze Age petroglyphs (hällristningar). In total there are 239 cup marks, 203 ships, 88 animals, 32 human-figures, 9 foot-soles, 5 ring-figures, 12 other figures and 83 fragmented figures. Not all the figures have been painted in red by the archaeologists because some have become very worn. Since there is so much to write about I will make a separate post about the specific motifs that are grouped together on the rock face.
This section is called "Bröllopsparet och svinhjorden" (The Wedding Couple and the Herd of Wild Boars). The most striking feature is the herd of around 9 wild boars (vildsvin) all moving in the same direction. Within the herd is an interesting scene with a standing man with his back turned to what looks like a couple making love. The small figure he is facing could be a young wild boar or maybe a domestic dog. Is he a Bronze Age priest who has just blessed the couple and wants them to bring many children to the world? Has he just legitimized their marriage after a ritual and a celebration for the family? Or could we be thinking too deep into it and they are just people who have been killed while hunting wild boar? Perhaps we will never know.
Near the front of the herd is another human figure with their hands raised. This kind of figure is known as an "adorant" because they seem to performing an act of adoration or invocation to a higher being. He raises his arms up to his ancient gods to emphasize a desire or request. A few ships are also scattered within and around the herd and a lone horse is found at the tail of the herd. Directly above the herd of wild boars are more ships and three footprints, one barefoot with toes depicted, another with a central line depicting the sole of a sandal and the third may be a view from above with the strings that are used to tie the sandals to the feet. There are also two deer and an unusual oval with 2 smaller rectangles within.
᛬🜨 ᛏHEAᛏᚱE ᛟᚠ WAᚱ 🜨᛬ Custom order for @freyas.dottir consisting of a Ladies T-shirt, Tote Bag and a patch showing a design based on the Nordic Bronze Age (1700-500 BC) Petroglyph from Kallbey, Bohuslän in West Sweden. The figures shown are believed to be wearing animal skins as demonstrated by the horns and tails that are illustrated, whilst playing bronze lurs. With no written records surviving from the Prehistoric period experts can only speculate the meaning behind Nordic rock art.
The earliest references to an instrument called the lur come from Icelandic sagas, where they are described as war instruments, used to marshal troops and frighten the enemy. These lurs, several examples of which have been discovered in longboats, are straight, end-blown wooden tubes, around one meter long. They do not have finger holes, and are played much like a modern brass instrument.
The word lur is still very much alive in the Swedish language, indicating any funnel-shaped implement used for producing or receiving sound.
For instance, the Swedish word for headphones is hörlurar (hearing-lurs), and a mobile telephone might be referred to as a lur in contemporary Swedish. Most lurs are found as hoards, they are believed to have great cultural significance as is indicated by hoards with a cultic context and by the frequent depiction of Lur-players on Scandinavian Bronze Age rock art. In these depictions the lur-players are usually depicted as pairs and, as a rule, lurs are found in pairs. The most notable examples, The Brudevælte Lurs, were found during the 18th century in a bog north of Lyngeon on the Danish island of Zealand. Here six lurs were found and were so well preserved that they can still be played.
᛬🜨 ᛏHEAᛏᚱE ᛟᚠ WAᚱ 🜨᛬ Design based on petroglyphs or rock art from Tanum, Sweden dated to 1800-500 BC. This image is one of a vast collection known as the Tanum Petroglyphs, numbering in the thousands displayed on 600 stone panels.
Many finds indicate a strong sun-worshipping cult in the Nordic Bronze Age and various animals have been associated with the sun's movement across the sky, including horses, birds, snakes and marine creatures. The symbology of the wheel and the wagon is utilised as a metaphorical concept, acting as a vessel transporting the sun across the heavens and into the darkness of night. This is best demonstrated on artefacts such as the Trundholm Sun Chariot, where a horse is shown pulling a shining disc on a wagon but with the reverse side of the disc left undecorated signifying the paralells of day and night. Another depiction of the horse wagon can be found on the stones found in the "King's Grave" at Kivik in the southeastern portion of the Swedish province of Skåne is what remains of an unusually grand Nordic Bronze Age double burial c. 1400 BC.
Promontorio ꥟ 14-09-19
Caminar, platicar y buen vivir 📝@piedrayfuego
"Mi actual hipótesis es que Boca de Potrerillos presenta los elementos de un sistema de navegación terrestre, parecido al que describió Cabeza de Vaca en el siglo XVI. Este conocimiento habría permitido a un grupo de cazadores-recolectores orientarse en el tiempo y el espacio y aumentar sus posibilidades de sobrevivir, al planear oportunamente sus movimientos hacia recursos temporales específicos. Todavía hay mucho que aprender acerca de cómo las cuentas petroglíficas se relacionan con la navegación terrestre por medio de las estrellas (....)". William Breen Murray
Conteo y observación del cielo en Boca de Potrerillos: huellas de una antigua tradición.
Trabajo presentado en la Conferencia Oxford III de Arqueoastronomía en St. Andrews, Escocia, 1990.
В этот светлый праздничный день, когда мы чествуем наших дорогих матерей и сестёр, от имени коллектива Комитета Правительства ЧР по охране и использованию культурного наследия и от себя лично хотим поздравить наших дорогих женщин.
Вы храните семейный очаг, воспитываете детей, занимаетесь общественной деятельностью, оставаясь при этом всегда прекрасной женщиной. Испокон веков глубокое восхищение у представителей разных народов вызывают духовное совершенство, скромность и красота женщин Чеченской Республики.
Утро в горах.
Высокогорное село Шарой является административным центром Шаройского сельского поселения. Селение Шарой в течение нескольких веков играло ведущую политическую и экономическую роль в котловине Шаройн-Орга как центр, являясь одним из древнейших поселений. Окруженное высокими горными вершинами, село Шарой, раскинувшись на широком склоне, завораживает своей первозданной красотой. Достопримечательностью Шароя является одноименный башенный комплекс, который относится к Аргунскому музею-заповеднику. В Шаройском башенном комплексе первоначально была крепость, где доминировали семь массивных оборонительных башен и имелось несколько жилых башен. Эта раннесредневековая крепость стояла на возвышенном месте, на пересечении основных путей из Аргунского ущелья в Чеберлой, Дагестан и Кахетию (Грузия). Башни были включены в единую сторожевую (сигнальную) систему чеченцев, сложившуюся в XII—XIV веках.
Жилые башни были взорваны после депортации чеченцев в 1944 году. Несколько оборонительных башен были разрушены во время бомбардировки в 1995 году. Таким образом, в селении сохранились в первозданном виде — две средневековые башни и на сегодняшний день восстановлены ещё 2 полуразрушенные боевые башни. При завершении реставрационно-восстановительных работ Шаройская крепость раннего средневековья (VIII-IX вв.) будет представлять из себя 7 боевых башен в 5 и 6 этажей и 11 многоэтажных жилых башен с некоторыми одноэтажными подсобными зданиями древности. Крепостная стена восстановлена не будет на данном этапе реставрации.
We visited Dinosaur National Monument today and took an auto tour of the Cub Creek Road. Along the way we saw several pictographs and petroglyphs. We also stopped along the Green River at a place called Placer Point, where in the 1930s an effort was made to dredge and sluice gold from the river bottom. The gold particles were too fine to extract profitably, and the operation eventually folded. I thought it was interesting that it is called the Green River and it is so red! #indianstoneart#petroglyphs#pictographstudio
Humans have valued plants since the beginning of time. They feed us, provide materials for us, produce the very oxygen we breathe, and most especially plants have been used in medicines.
How did ancient civilizations know what plants to use to promote health?
I saw these amazing petroglyphs the other day while looking for plants. 🌱 Many ancient petroglyphs have depictions of plants. #petroglyphs#plantsasmedicine#polypharmacology#planthunter
The scenery when travelling from California to Utah Canyonlands is striking. Here is a shot that I took from the road and thought it would look great in black and white. The next shot is the same photograph in color
I am now changing to another part of the world for a different river cruise. This is Utah, Canyonlands. I took a 7 day kayak trip, by myself (since everyone I know was too chicken or too old) on the Green River, down to Colorado river. Started in Moab on the Green River and pulled out right before Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River. Cataract is a class 5 rapid and I was not equipped for that.
Last weekend (Sep 7th and 8th) was the 25th anniversary of my company (Microdesk). All employees plus a guest each were invited to Las Vegas for a weekend of fun. I came to meet several colleagues from other offices that I work often with but never met.
On saturday morning we planned a trip to this park. It was an unforgettable adventure! The Valley of Fire state park is located at an hour's drive to the north of Las Vegas.
Zoom in to see petroglyphs at the center of photos 6 and 7.
The red car is my new SUV, a 2015 Ford Explorer 4x4 .....
21014 September, 2019
(5) I went hiking today at Tsankawi, which is part of Bandelier National Monument. It's a great historic site with petroglyphs, caves, ruins, and awesome views. The Loop Trail is only 1.5 miles but very rugged, and climbing ladders is involved. I parked at a free lot which was another mile away. So I walked about 3.5 miles, guessing, wearing too much clothing. I thought it was going to be cooler today...wrong! I had to rush the hike a little bit because a monsoon storm was looming.
(4) I went hiking today at Tsankawi, which is part of Bandelier National Monument. It's a great historic site with petroglyphs, caves, ruins, and awesome views. The Loop Trail is only 1.5 miles but very rugged, and climbing ladders is involved. I parked at a free lot which was another mile away. So I walked about 3.5 miles, guessing, wearing too much clothing. I thought it was going to be cooler today...wrong! I had to rush the hike a little bit because a monsoon storm was looming.
(3) I went hiking today at Tsankawi, which is part of Bandelier National Monument. It's a great historic site with petroglyphs, caves, ruins, and awesome views. The Loop Trail is only 1.5 miles but very rugged, and climbing ladders is involved. I parked at a free lot which was another mile away. So I walked about 3.5 miles, guessing, wearing too much clothing. I thought it was going to be cooler today...wrong! I had to rush the hike a little bit because a monsoon storm was looming.
(2) I went hiking today at Tsankawi, which is part of Bandelier National Monument. It's a great historic site with petroglyphs, caves, ruins, and awesome views. The Loop Trail is only 1.5 miles but very rugged, and climbing ladders is involved. I parked at a free lot which was another mile away. So I walked about 3.5 miles, guessing, wearing too much clothing. I thought it was going to be cooler today...wrong! I had to rush the hike a little bit because a monsoon storm was looming.
(1) I went hiking today at Tsankawi, which is part of Bandelier National Monument. It's a great historic site with petroglyphs, caves, ruins, and awesome views. The Loop Trail is only 1.5 miles but very rugged, and climbing ladders is involved. I parked at a free lot which was another mile away. So I walked about 3.5 miles, guessing, wearing too much clothing. I thought it was going to be cooler today...wrong! I had to rush the hike a little bit because a monsoon storm was looming.
“la cueva” de Hatun Machay 🌀 petroglifos e arte rupestre contando a história dos vales andinos há 5.000a.C e o mais incrível é ver que pouca coisa mudou por estas áreas. A natureza persiste e continua habitada pelos mesmos pastores e rebanhos 🌎 #petroglyphs#historyofhumanity#lostworld