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Old Things

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The Solomon Islands has an indigenous population with a 25,000-year-old history. Tribal wars raged well into the 1900s. Cannibalism was practiced within living memory. The people here are of ancient bloodlines. The stone-age existence of these islands was changed or penetrated by WWII. Less than 70 years ago.

old things

These are picts of artifacts that were made by stone-aged people for ritualistic purposes. Carved from petrified clamshell with stone-age tools… quite a feat. I have cut petrified clamshell with diamond saws… it is an incredibly hard substance. How they would have worked to cut these pieces! I also like the fact that a lifetime of attention was required to make anything large or ornate.

Old things… very cool…

And, possibly, containing lessons for us of the “modern” world?

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Written by nativeiowan

May 29, 2009 at 3:21 am

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  1. Lessons worth learning –
    a.m.

    Anita Marie

    May 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm


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