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The word “Ochra” means “kinda yellow” in Greek

Long ago, artists knew all the cool secrets, but today, they’re a bit fuzzy about what they’re using. Let’s chat about RED OCHRE—it has different names like TERRA RUBRA, SYNOPIS, LIMONITE, GOETHITE, HEMATITE. So, to keep it simple, let’s just call it RED OCHRE, the oldest paint ever. RED OCHRE is a natural color made […]

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Unit 1 Assessment (Draft) 2

Canvas of Curiosity: Unveiling the Threads of Art, Stories, and Culture. In this odyssey of understanding, I aim to paint a comprehensive portrait of how art and stories serve as bridges, connecting us across the vast landscape of human experience.  Starting a journey to explore art, stories, and cultural history, I dive into the global

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“The First Fossil Hunters” book by Adrienne Mayor

Even though it’s not directly from “The First Fossil Hunters,” it perfectly captures the essence of the book. The ancient folks were onto fossils too, and they had their own unique perspectives. Some believed in giants and monsters, while others simply saw fossils as part of nature. It makes sense to me, adding a fresh

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“The Golden Bough” by Sir James George Frazer

I just finished reading the full, unabridged 12 volume set . “The Golden Bough” by Sir James George Frazer is a really interesting book because he looks at beliefs from all over the world. No matter where your ancestors come from, he shows that we all had similar beliefs and superstitions. It’s not just about one

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An instinct for Dragons by David E. Jones

Just Finished an Intriguing Read. An instinct for Dragons by David E. Jones  As I closed the final chapter of this book, I couldn’t help but feel like I’d embarked on an adventure as an anthropological detective.  This book delved deep into the fascinating world of dragons, those mythical creatures that have captured human imagination

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