Friday, March 15, 2013

"Dagger with a Human motif to represent what the creator of this dagger, had envisioned.  Few objects were sculpted without some purpose.  In the case of this dagger supporting a stone (Chert) blade, with a handle of extinct Stellar Sea Cow rib bone, does launch the imagination back to prehistory, of a time when an ancient hunter of the region of Arctic, Alaska, most likely carried it during special times.  It is doubtful that it had been a part of his daily hunting gear as the blade, although formidable as to its purpose was easily broken.  Then it may have been worn regularly and in a protective wooden sheath on his person or even in a box within the boat or sledge.  It was a valuable trade item also, as most objects have been when it comes to such quality. The real mystery still resonates in question, but as an object of pride it is a rare and wondrous discovery." 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"It was when 'Eden' got it's definition, a time in the past that also defines time, so long ago, when our world was nothing like it is now.  Even before the last preceding Pleistocene, Wisconsin Glacier Ice Age, forty to fifty thousand years ago, when even the land was different and sea level fluctuated in the radical climate of global warming, cooling and freezing. We were there, living in a land so vast in distances that in those times could not be imagined.  Dwellings were sparse and no doubt the great distances divided cultures and groups where languages, traditions and beliefs were completely different.  I try to imagine a land of no roads, no powerlines, or any sign whatsoever, that man had walked, and that Humans were as rare as some of the life that this Ice land offered."

Monday, March 11, 2013

"Now exposed on the beaches, and being lost to the sea, entire ancient villages are in a slow motion retraction of their thousand year history.  The permafrost now surrendering to thaw and entire subterranean houses spilling slowly on the gravels and sand to be quickly reclaimed and this time buried below the surf.  This Amulet of ancient walrus ivory is an example of such objects being lost from their frozen place in ancient dwellings."