This is a “Flashback Friday” to Spring Break 2017 when I made these images, and also back a couple thousand years to when the images on the rocks were made. I have always been fascinated with rock art, and the Grand Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon are some of the most impressive I’ve ever seen. The details are what pique my interest, these figures have been painted on the wall, and then had further designs inscribed into the paint. The paint was applied using different methods, the large figure in the first image shows identifiable finger marks, and the light patterns on the large figure in the second photo was misted on by blowing paint from the artist’s mouth. It’s the finger marks that are really awe inspiring to me, I am looking at the result of actions people took close to 2000 years ago (based on radiometric dating of paint samples), and I can see the individual’ fingers. That is quite an autograph!!! The more I look at these the more detail I notice. Which brings me to my PSA: When encountering rock art please look and take pictures, but don’t touch or otherwise make marks on them. People like me appreciate being able to see rock art images and hope to be able to continue seeing it into the future (without bullet holes, obscene language, and other vandalism). #rockart#canyonlands#nationalparks#nationalparkgeek#pictograph#horseshoecanyon#utah#ancientart#nikon#nikonusa#getoutside#grandgallery#utahisrad
#tbt to the first excavation I got to be a part of in California! After surviving 25 winters in Minnesota and one horrendously humid summer in St. Louis, I moved west. I got a job with a CRM company, with whom I recently celebrated my 7-year anniversary. When I started, there was an on-going excavation at this Native American site in San Diego County. I got the hang of digging 1 meter by 1 meter test units, hauling buckets of dirt, wet screening, photographing units, and the dreaded paperwork. I also got a good introduction to the rich history of Southern California. #archaeologicalexcavation#archaeology#nativeamericansite#testunit#dirtdigging#pictograph
Take a close look at this rock. See anything? Maybe a faint redness? Now swipe.
There is evidence of the people who lived before us everywhere. Some is obvious, some is not. Vandalism and graffiti could destroy something that you didn't even know was there.
More info on this site in my next post! #pictograph#nativeamericansite#rockart#sandiegocounty#respectthepast
A Fremont rock art panel on the San Rafael Swell in Emery County, Utah. This panel has both paintings and engravings and is very well preserved. This is part of our massive Mural of America project that examines the extensive, pre columbian public art tradition of North America. To stay in touch with the Ancient Art Archive sign up for our newsletter by following the link in our profile. #pictograph#petroglyoh#rockart
A wonderful combination of an elk and a boat at the #Saraakallio rock paintings (Laukaa, Finland). Four pointy peaks are painted on the back, probably representing the crew. The legs of the elk are bent below the belly. The position may depict swimming. #laukaa#kalliomaalaus#rockpainting#pictograph
Apple's brand isn't as strong as it used to be. People are switching to PCs left right and centre. They are hollow with out Steve Jobs.
But yet, that story is still so powerful.
A product for the creatives.
They still own that space in peoples minds, and the mass market eats up iPhones like the cookie monster in a cookie factory.
A powerful brand, even when not at its best can still make a difference. That brand did not happen by accident.
How can you be more intentional about your brand?
What specific story are you telling to those specific people?
#6. 人🚶🏻♂️ (ren, ‘human being’) - the character depicts a side view of a person. Xinhua/Zhang Chuanqi 10 EASY pictographic Chinese characters you should know. 10 characters in this series with each has a clear, identifiable ‘picture’ within them are of greatest interest to learners, and perhaps easier for you to learn. #pictograph#Chinese#character#Chinesecharacter#drawing#humanbeing#人#learn
New spot on our site: Chumash Painted Cave in Santa Barbara! The shallow sandstone cave contains numerous drawings said to depict the Chumash cosmology and other subjects created in mineral pigments and other media over a long period ranging from about 200 up to possibly 1000 years or more. More photos, info and directions on our site. Link in story! #hiddenca
#5. 火🔥 (huo, ‘fire’) - The Chinese character is a pictographic character that, in ancient times and now as well, depicts a flame. Xinhua/Zhang Chuanqi
10 EASY pictographic Chinese characters you should know.
10 characters in this series with each has a clear, identifiable ‘picture’ within them are of greatest interest to learners, and perhaps easier for you to learn.