in forests
Amazon rainforest was giant garden city
The "pristine" Amazon rainforest was covered by a vast sprawl of interconnected villages between 1,500 and 500 years ago, according to a study that shows how nature has felt the impact of man for much longer than realised. By Roger Highfield
By By Roger Highfield, Science Editor

“ The findings are important because they contradict long-held stereotypes about early Western versus early New World settlements that rest on the idea that “if you find it in Europe, it’s a city.  If you find it somewhere else, it has to be something else,” Prof Heckenberger said. “They have quite remarkable planning.” Because it means at least one area of “pristine” Amazon has a long history of human activity, the find could change not only how scientists assess the flora and fauna, but also how conservationists preserve the remains of forest so heavily cleared it is the world’s largest soybean producing area. “

another proof of indigenous genius, if you still needed any.

chelonianmobile  asked:

Heya, can I ask some advice? I want to go for a "creepy cute" aesthetic, but I'm pushing thirty and have summer/autumn colouring, so there's no way I could pull off pastel goth. I quite like the idea of a nature-y aesthetic, but don't know how to make that darker and gothier without it clashing. Ideas?

It sounds like what you’re looking for is the dark mori style! (Dark Mori, Black Forest Mori, and strega fashion are terms that are used to describe essentially similar styles.)

Some information, found from this very helpful link

  • Likes to wear dark, dusty colors, but also jewel and earthy tones
  • Antique, used, or ragged laces and silks
  • Layering is the key
  • Medieval, Victorian, Folklore, and 1920s inspirations
  • Helena Bonham Carter is a great style icon
  • And, to mix up a few from the list: Crushed velvet, vintage clothes, corsets, shawls, dresses and skirts (the longer the better), floral patterns, natural stones, silver jewelry, knitted items, laced up boots, Victorian heels, braided hair, messy curls, flowers, leaves, feathers, antlers!

Seriously, go read her entire post. It’s a very thorough look at dark mori fashion.

I LOVE the dark mori/witchy fashion look, and incorporate bits and pieces of it into my own wardrobe. Lots and lots of layered skirts and shawls and dangly necklaces? Yes, please!