human footprints

Land of Herzog part 3. Generational land is slipping away as families move away and land is rented, perhaps soon to be sold. I think about centuries before where areas like these are wild and without human footprint. The moment this was drawn we are now looking at a time where smaller stretches of land reflect a century of simpler times. A time when the effort you gave to the Earth for your family you got back, but only what was necessary. Local food wasn’t a hot topic, it was a way of survival. I’m capturing transitioning landscapes like this in pastel to preserve how we can imagine the end of an era, as a span of time being erased. Different than a literal frozen moment a photo gives you on a single day, hour, second.

Pastel with charcoal on large pastel paper.

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                      STRONG WINDS. soft steps. the ( rise ) of the soil around them with every step that is taken, castle shakes as it walks within ( unearthly ) structure wanting to crumble under the weight. cloak of snow. pale WHITE skin. fur becomes hair as it opens the ( dead ) wood that covers an entrance to the door fingers curl around the entrance cracking the wood under it’s ( touch ) white crystals as fingernails tap at the wood. “ child. ” wind whispers as it enters the room. a step inside ( footprint ) appears human, dripping with BLOOD  “ something troubles my child… ”

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It appears one of those aforementioned surprise deer happened... There is a fresh killed stag, no clear sign of damage among it's fur but clearly something with teeth and care brought it down.

A look of wonder- no immediate concern.
There were no human footprints, no bullet wounds-
no arrows in the body. A clean kill. Hanzo instinctively
kneels beside it, a hand hovering over its side. Words
are mumbled, a grateful mantra- giving thanks. Only then
does he spare a glance around.

I have realized that everyday is a gift <3 
Love yourself just the way you are, but also learn everyday something new <3 
Tell someone that you love them and say thank you for being part of my life x) 
Cherish the moments that make your heart filled with butterflies but also learn to say now its time to study <3
You can do both <3 but focus on one at a time x)

Picture: Footprints from Happisburgh 800,000 years ago. This is the earliest human footprint outside of Africa!! (3D printing) I cannot believe that we were able to visit this wonderful site!! Love life and life will love you back <3 

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Fandom: Gravity Falls
Characters: Stanford Pines, Stanley Pines, Original Female Character
Words: 2010

Fluffstravaganza comission for @eregyrn-falls, who requested “Ford getting a chance to converse with some sort of interesting/scary cryptid”

Somewhere deep in the Norwegian woods, there was a tree.

It was not, by most standards, a particularly noticeable tree – it wasn’t even the largest one in the forest, though you could still describe it as “bigger than average” if you wanted to. But the three sets of footprints – two human, one hooves – slowly filling with lightly falling snow that lead up to a little hollow in its side spoke to something about it that was exceedingly non-average.

There are certain modifications that the older and wiser creatures of the forest have learned to make to their environments using a classic combination of magical know-how and sheer stubbornness. A layer deeper than the bark, this was evident. The tree formed a decent-sized room, larger on the inside than its humble exterior ought to allow.

And Stanford Pines was loving it.

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Ok so I have 94 followers now, here’s the plan.For my 100th follower I’ll  draw a verry cute shitpost of Asgore dressed like Elsa from Frozen because, you know..

Long ago, two races rules over Earth, humans and monsters.
One day, war broke out between the two races.
After a long battle, humans were victorious.
They sealed the monsters underground with a magic spell.
Many years later…

The monsters broke free.
Eager for vengeance, the king of all monsters, Asgorre, ordered all his kind to attack with no mercy.
But him alone, was enough to exterminate the most of Humanity.
With his newfound powers, and his wrath, humans became in one month, an endangered species.

Humans stopped fighting back, and flew to hide.
To let them less chance of surviving, Asgorre plunged all the land into an internal winter.
All that was remaining of the human footprint, was ruins in a freezing wasteland.”

That’s kinda how he acts in my Huntertale AU.


A new New York Times video examines the life and legacy of Mary Leakey.

The short documentary remembers the pioneering paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey, who discovered footprints of human ancestors on the African savanna. Her colleagues, several of whom help narrate, including American Museum of Natural History Curator Emeritus Ian Tattersall, uniformly remember her as an extraordinary character. Leakey was exacting in her science, and expected the same of her workers. 

Watch the video.

this is the sort of shit that pisses me off. these so called “pagan” revelers celebrating the Solstice, left Stonehenge looking like a drunken frat party. this is so disgusting disrespectful and these fake hippie assholes should be ashamed of themselves. Litha should be coveted and celebrated by reveling in the beauty and wonder of the summer months and the goddess in her fullest pregnancy, not to trash a beautiful and wonderful place such as Stonehenge. i am so saddened just looking at this picture. makes my blood boil.


Homo erectus footprints hint at ancient hunting party 1.5-million-year-old tracks give snapshot of early human life

  • by Ewen Callaway

“A long-past hunting party left a permanent sign of its outing — and it was not empty beer cans. Dozens of 1.5-million-year-old human footprints in Kenya may be evidence of an early antelope hunt, offering a rare look at the lives of ancient humans, researchers reported at a conference in California this week. 

Footprints are the rarest of human relics. They tend to erode away very quickly; only the choicest of conditions keep them preserved for thousands or millions of years. But unlike collections of bones and tools — which are difficult to link to a single individual or group — footprints offer a snapshot of daily life.In the late 2000s, researchers exploring the area near a village in northwestern Kenya, called Ileret, for human bones and tools instead stumbled on a collection of 22 human footprints. Their 2009 publication on the discovery, in Science1,  focused on the anatomy of the people who left the prints: tall individuals who probably belonged to the species Homo erectus, and who walked very much like modern humans (Homo sapiens).

But Neil Roach, a palaeoanthropologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, saw the prints as an opportunity to catch a glimpse in the day of a life of Homo erectus. He and his colleagues returned to Ileret to take a closer look at the prints and to search for more” (read more).

(Source: Nature; bottom image: AMNH)

Can Pollution Be The Key To Detecting Alien Life?

As astronomers continue their visual exploration of the universe, they also teach us different concepts and methods of understanding what we’re seeing. Using the human race and our Earth as the primary example, it turns out we’re actually quite a loud species. Wireless signals being transmitted all around the world are now the norm which would otherwise be considered alien to a person from a couple hundred years ago. The same can be said for the footprint the human race is creating on this planet, our pollution.

“We consider industrial pollution as a sign of intelligent life, but perhaps civilizations more advanced than us, with their own SETI programs, will consider pollution as a sign of unintelligent life since it’s not smart to contaminate your own air,” says Harvard student and lead author Henry Lin.

A group of theorists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics believe that since we already have a limited ability to detect the make-up of an exoplanet’s atmosphere, we could possibly use that ability to search for planets that give off signatures that would indicate the presence of atmospheric contaminants, more specifically CFCs. Though this would be a tough feat to accomplish, the Harvard group believes that the James Webb Space Telescope would be the proper piece of equipment for the job. The group believes that it could be possible that an advanced civilization would intentionally pollute a planet that might otherwise be too cold to support life even if it contained the right elements, among many other possibilities. This method could also allow astronomers to detect the remains of a civilization that died out long ago. There are certain pollutants that can last up to 50,000 years and others that last only a decade. The presence of long term pollutants and absence of short term pollutants on a planet can indicate a civilization once inhabited it.

“In that case, we could speculate that the aliens wised up and cleaned up their act. Or in a darker scenario, it would serve as a warning sign of the dangers of not being good stewards of our own planet,” says the study’s co-author, Avi Loeb.

IMAGE CREDIT: Christine Pulliam (CfA, artist rendition of an Earth-like planet with widespread pollution)