Wednesday, May 09, 2007

spruce hill

Too many important archaeological sites are unwittingly destroyed; this one is on the developer's chopping block and everybody knows it. It is a "fortress"-style Hopewellian earthwork.

Saving Spruce Hill

"Dear Friends,
We are writing to ask for your immediate creative and financial help to save Spruce Hill, a national and regional treasure.
Spruce Hill is not only a significant Ohio Hopewell earthworks site, but is also an extremely worthy natural area and a potential World Heritage site.
Three organizations: the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, Wilderness East, and Ross County Parks are working together to BUY AND PROTECT two sites totaling over 500 acres containing a hilltop earthworks enclosure and over 325 acres of Appalachian forest, a task which requires raising a minimum of $1.2 million in just a few weeks...

In summary, Spruce Hill is one of the nation’s most important intact archeological treasures that is currently unprotected, likely hiding the answers to many longstanding questions currently posed by Hopewell archeologists."

Giant Fraser River Sturgeon. Click pic for article.

Giant Fraser River Sturgeon.

Some older pics:

Broken Vulture Art image

Broken Vulture Art image

Broken Vulture Art image


It's illegal to pick up roadkill in California?
"... in December, when Velasquez saw a dead red-tail hawk next to Highway 12, he stopped, picked up the bird and began a prayer, promising it would once again feel wind pass through its feathers during ceremonies.

A California Department of Fish and Game warden was watching Velasquez through binoculars. She gave him a ticket and took the bird. The ticket said he could be jailed for a year or fined $1,000, Velasquez said."

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Opens "Origins in Tradition"
"Tammy Garcia, innovative Native American artist, will exhibit four monumental bronze sculptures at the “Origins in Tradition” exhibit, opening May 20, 2007 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, NM. The exhibit features six large-scale sculptural works by two pueblo women."

Museum of Indian Arts and CultureCalendar of Events.

An interesting article and discussion about fake-shamans and "wannabes".

An article about pencil carving.


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