goddess1975:

Frederic Remington (1861-1909): Moonlight Wolf

goddess1975:

Frederic Remington (1861-1909): Moonlight Wolf

Wednesday Apr 4 @ 04:30pm

nevver:

Looking down, David Maisel

Wednesday Apr 4 @ 12:45pm
Tuesday Apr 4 @ 08:15pm
ancientart:

The Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland. Classified as a portal tomb, this structure dates to the Neolithic period, radiocarbon dates place its use between 3,800 - 3,600 BCE.
During excavations the skeletal remains of up to 22 prehistoric individual were found, which included both adults and children, as well as one newborn. Extensive specialist analysis has been done on these remains, offering us a rare insight into the lives of these Neolithic people. 

[…] A variety of artefacts, presumably representing grave goods, were also recovered from the burial chamber. These included a polished stone axe, two stone beads, a decorated bone pendant, a fragment of a mushroom-headed bone pin, two quartz crystals, several sherds of coarse pottery, three chert arrowheads and three chert/flint scrapers.
The burial evidence from Poulnabrone has given us rare glimpse into the lives of our early ancestors. It appears that they endured a relatively tough existence, that involved hard physical labour, childhood illnesses, occasional violent attacks and early deaths. Although only a small section of the community were deemed worthy of burial in the tomb, there is little evidence for gender or age discrimination, with both male and female remains present as well as young and old. Prior to interment their bones appear to have been stored elsewhere and this may indicate that they were venerated as ancestor relics. Why certain individuals were chosen to be buried in the seemingly exalted location of a megalithic tomb, however, remains a mystery. 
-Irish Archaeology

Photo courtesy of & taken by Nicolas Raymond.

ancientart:

The Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland. Classified as a portal tomb, this structure dates to the Neolithic period, radiocarbon dates place its use between 3,800 - 3,600 BCE.

During excavations the skeletal remains of up to 22 prehistoric individual were found, which included both adults and children, as well as one newborn. Extensive specialist analysis has been done on these remains, offering us a rare insight into the lives of these Neolithic people. 

[…] A variety of artefacts, presumably representing grave goods, were also recovered from the burial chamber. These included a polished stone axe, two stone beads, a decorated bone pendant, a fragment of a mushroom-headed bone pin, two quartz crystals, several sherds of coarse pottery, three chert arrowheads and three chert/flint scrapers.

The burial evidence from Poulnabrone has given us rare glimpse into the lives of our early ancestors. It appears that they endured a relatively tough existence, that involved hard physical labour, childhood illnesses, occasional violent attacks and early deaths. Although only a small section of the community were deemed worthy of burial in the tomb, there is little evidence for gender or age discrimination, with both male and female remains present as well as young and old. Prior to interment their bones appear to have been stored elsewhere and this may indicate that they were venerated as ancestor relics. Why certain individuals were chosen to be buried in the seemingly exalted location of a megalithic tomb, however, remains a mystery. 

-Irish Archaeology

Photo courtesy of & taken by Nicolas Raymond.

Tuesday Apr 4 @ 06:02pm
mpdrolet:

Cameron Gardner

mpdrolet:

Cameron Gardner

Tuesday Apr 4 @ 04:30pm
Tuesday Apr 4 @ 12:45pm
zombitini:

#dreamcar

zombitini:

#dreamcar

Monday Apr 4 @ 08:15pm
blue-voids:

Henri Matisse working on The Dance (1910)

blue-voids:

Henri Matisse working on The Dance (1910)

Monday Apr 4 @ 04:30pm
Monday Apr 4 @ 12:45pm
maertyrer:

Bartholomäus Strobel - Feast of Herod with the Beheading of John the Baptist (Detail, c. 1630-1643)

maertyrer:

Bartholomäus Strobel - Feast of Herod with the Beheading of John the Baptist (Detail, c. 1630-1643)

Monday Apr 4 @ 12:10am
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