Unique & Wonderful Anthropology and Archaeology Gifts
What is Wabi-Sabi?
Wabi-Sabi is an ancient Japanese aesthetic which finds beauty in the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the impermanence of things. It is the beauty of things modest and humble and the beauty of things unconventional.
Can Sacred Symbols and Talismans really improve my Well-being?
How are the Talismans made?
Each Talisman is created by hand, one at a time by me, using earthenware clay. I first take a hand full of clay and shape it. When I get the piece shaped the way I want it I then impress a symbol into the clay. More on the process here.
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Once and for all, why is the sky Blue?
Blue light is scattered in all directions by the tiny molecules of air in Earth's atmosphere. Blue is scattered more than other colors because it travels as shorter, smaller waves. This is why we see a blue sky most of the time. The ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wavelength light) are absorbed more strongly by water than is blue (short wavelength light). So when white light from the sun enters the ocean, it is mostly the blue that gets returned. Same reason the sky is blue. Bonus answer... Why is the grass green? The green you see from most leafy vegetation and grass is the light not being absorbed by the plant's pigment. Instead, the green wavelength is being reflected off of the plant and is not being used for photosynthesis. That means that the plant is using every other visible wavelength from sunlight for energy but green.
What is Anthropology?
From the Greek root 'anthropo', meaning human plus 'ology' - the study of. The Merriam-Webster dictionary - Anthropology is the science of human beings; especially : the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture.
What is Paleoanthropology?
From the Greek root palaeos, meaning old, ancient, 'anthropo', meaning human, plus 'ology' - the study of. Wikipedia - Paleoanthropology is the study of the formation and the development of the specific characteristics of humans and the reconstruction of evolutionary kinship lines in the Family: Hominidae - Tribe: Hominini, by means of the study of fossils, such as skeletal remains, bone fragments, footprints and associated evidence, stone tools, artifacts, and settlement localities. As technologies and methods advance, genetics plays an ever increasing role in paleoanthropology, in particular examining and comparing DNA structure as a vital tool of research of the evolutionary kinship lines of related species and genera.
What is Archaeology?
It comes from the Greek root archaeo-, for 'ancient, primitive' plus 'ology' - the study of. The scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, and other such remains, especially those that have been excavated.
What is Paleontology?
It comes from the Greek root palaeos, meaning old, ancient and ontos meaning 'being' + ology 'study of'. Paleontology is the science of the forms of life that existed in the past as represented by their fossils.