A Map of the Saharan Mega-Lakes during the Holocene Wet Phase also called the Neolthic Subpluvial (from about 7500–7000 BCE to about 3500–3000 BCE) in North Africa.
Map Credit: @mapprnofficial #sahara #holocene #neolithic
“Barbara Hepworth: Artist in Society 1948-53” is currently on display at the St Albans Museum + Gallery (23 March – 8 September 2019).
This major exhibition explores a short yet significant period in the life of one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, simultaneously highlighting Hepworth’s little-known connection with Hertfordshire.
The present work, “Two forms (Orkney)” 1967, in polished bronze followed Hepworth’s exquisite slate sculpture of the same title, now fittingly at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness. Commemorating the close friendship between Hepworth and her patron Margaret Gardiner (1904–2005, the founder of the #PierArtsCentre ), #Twoforms also alludes to the extraordinary #Neolithic monuments of the northern #ScottishIsles , close counterparts of the standing stones of the Penwith peninsular in West Cornwall. As Sophie Bowness writes, Hepworth’s small polished bronzes are ‘characterised by a sensuous, golden finish. They illustrate a new richness in her later work.’
To learn more about the #RGCollection Hepworth works currently #forsale , use our #linkinbio
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dramatic natural fissures in this rock // an interesting arrangement of motifs marked with board game counters 🔴
🇩🇪 Es gibt einen neuen Bewohner im smac und er ist eine kleine Augenweide. Bei seinem Einzug in die Vitrine vergangene Woche entging eine Kollegin nur knapp der (freudigen) Ohnmacht. Kleiner Scherz, so dramatisch war es dann doch nicht. Was diesen Kumpf so besonders macht und warum ein so aufwendig verziertes Schmuckstück trotzdem im jungsteinzeitlichen Brunnen landete, erzählen wir euch heute auf dem Blog! Link wie immer über die Bio im Linktree! ———
🇬🇧 There is a new resident in the smac and he is a little feast for the eyes. When he moved into the showcase last week, a colleague only barely escaped the (joyous) fainting. Just kidding, it was not that dramatic after all. What makes this Kumpf so special and why a so elaborately decorated piece nevertheless landed in a Neolithic well, you can read now on the blog! Link as always via Linktree in our Bio!
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The Romanian parliament building is truly jaw-dropping!
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After the last glaciers of the most recent Ice Age melted away some 12,000 years ago, the ice sheets of Ingram were replaced with a beautiful tundra landscape. Trees started appearing such as pine & oak. Red deer, roe deer & wild cattle now grazed the landscape. Then at the beginning of the Neolithic or New Stone Age circa 6,000 years ago domesticated animals were introduced to the Valley such as cattle & sheep. It feels like we’re going back in time increasing our cattle numbers & reintroducing red deer to the farm today! 💚 #cowsofinstagram#deerofinstagram#grassfed#pasturefed#northumberland
The Orkney Islands. 1+2: the Ring of Brodgar, a large circle of megalithic standing stones for the dead near burial mounds. 3: The Stones of Stennes, a ring of standing stones for the living near dwellings. 4: an archaeological dig at the Ness of Brodgar. 5+6, remains of a Neolithic village by the sea at Skara Brae where the dwellings are all connected by tunnels. 7, 8 +9: Tomb of the Eagles, you have to lay on your back on a board with whells to pull yourself through the entry tunnel. 10: Our favourite, Maeshowe. Thought to be a Neolithic tomb, the inside has been graffiti'd by vikings who themselves seem to have appreciated how old the structure was in the same way that we appreciate how old they were.
What I loved most about Orkney was seeing how we as humans haven't really changed over the millenia. We all want the same things, live in the same patterns, are curious little explorers, and can accomplish great things when we work together. It was so surreal to be actually standing on sites that our family have, for years, snuggled up on the couch and watched together on documentaries.
Taş heykel. 9.500 yıllık. Neolitik dönem. Adıyaman Müzesi.
Heykelin altındaki oyuk ve çizimler doğurganlığı temsil ediyor. Doğum bölgesi biraz daha abartılı olarak tanımlanmakta. Heykel, dünyadaki bilinen en eski anıtsal tapınak Göbeklitepe'deki dikilitaşlara benzerliği ile dikkat çekiyor.
Stone statue. 9.500 year old. Neolithic period. Adıyaman Museum.
U t e s i t t i n g
“From her very flesh and blood and from the constant cycles of filling and emptying the red vase in her belly, a woman understands physically, emotionally, and spiritually that zeniths fade and expire, and what is left is reborn in unexpected ways and by inspired means, only to fall back to nothing, and yet be reconceived again in full glory.”
-Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves
At Midsummer I felt the peak of energy and the Sunlit day rise at this special place, cross the sky and late in the evening fall to become Night again. And so all things must be. When a woman births Life, she births Death as well. I practice the embrace of the Transformation that betides. The days are growing shorter again and we are moving towards the first Harvest at Lughnasadh. These stones of the ancient Hunnebed ritual and burial sites of our ancestors, and in themselves even older ancestor spirits, tell the story of the embrace of the Life/Death/Life cycles of all of Nature. So that at the peak of Summer the long shadows remind us of its evanescence, and the Sacred Fire in the dark of Winter promises the return of the fiery Sun.
I spent the night by those old stones, saw the women clad in white hover and whirl over the land at the darkest hour and watched the Sun rise in golden splendour as a symphony of birds announced the dawn. The Moon was there too in the early morning to see Wolf and me stand in amazement.
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Kortik Tepe in south eastern Anatolia Pre Pottery Neolithic A stone - Neolithic Anatolia (Diyarbakir/TURKEY)
Archaeologists found a settlement first inhabited around 10400 to 9250 BC, though there are signs people were living in the area 20,000 years ago or longer. (The ruins of a medieval village are also at the site). The people of Körtik Tepe were hunter-gatherer-fisher people who stayed in one place and ate entirely wild plants, animals and fish. That is, they had not done any domestication of plants or animals or agriculture. It is one of the earliest sites of sedentary hunter-gatherers. * Figured ritual stone plaques
* Stone vessel decorated with geometrical motifs
Güneydoğu Anadolu-Diyarbakır’da KÖRTİK TEPE’de Uygarlığın İlk Adımları
Arkeologlar, M.Ö. 10400 ila 9250 yılları arasında yaşamış bir yerleşim yeri buldular, ancak insanların 20.000 yıl veya daha uzun süre önce bölgede yaşadıklarına dair işaretler vardı. (Bir orta çağ köyünün kalıntıları da yerindedir). Körtik Tepe halkı, tek bir yerde kalan ve tamamen yabani bitkileri, hayvanları ve balıkları yiyen avcı-toplayıcı-balıkçı insanlardı. Başka bir deyişle, bitki veya hayvan ya da tarımla ilgili herhangi bir evcilleştirme yapmamışlardır. Yerleşik avcı-toplayıcıların ilk yerlerinden biridir. * Figürlü ritüel taş plakalar
* Geometrik bezemeli taş kap