• Amelia the Archaeologist

ARCHAEOLOGY FUN FACTS: "ARCHAEOCAT"

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

Ready for an #Archaeology themed #inktober?! In collaboration with fellow deaf archaeologist, @downanddirtywithnaomi, we wanted to bring the archaeology community together by doing this fun challenge throughout the month! This week’s prompt is #SpookyGlyphs!⁣ ⁣ ➡️ Check the next post for the illustration of “Archaeo-Cat”! ⬅️⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 👻⁣ ⁣ The feedback was well received the last time I translated an article to a version in ASL! I am so ecstatic you all thought the post on Machu Picchu was entertaining, so, here is more Peru-related content! ⬇️⁣ ⁣ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒⁣ ⁣ Have you seen the news about the newly renovated feline geoglyph in Peru?! An article by Archaeology Magazine is elaborated below: ⁣ ⁣ “According to a report in The Guardian, a cat-like figure measuring more than 120 feet long was discovered etched into a hillside during work to improve access to a Nazca Lines viewing area in southern coastal Peru. ⁣ ⁣ Archaeologist Johny Isla explained that this geoglyph had grown faint due to the natural effects of erosion on the hillside’s steep slope. ⁣ ⁣ The image has been cleaned and conserved, and dated stylistically to the Paracas era, between 500 B.C. and A.D. 200, making it older than the animal and geometric images created by the Nazca culture between A.D. 200 and 700. ⁣ ⁣ The use of drones has led to the discovery of between 80 and 100 Paracas geoglyphs on hillsides that were not visible in previous aerial photographs, Isla added. ⁣ ⁣ Textiles from this period also feature images of birds, cats, and people in a similar style to that of the Paracas-era geoglyphs. ⁣ ⁣ “It’s quite striking that we’re still finding new figures, but we also know that there are more to be found,” he concluded. To read about bird species represented in 16 Nazca geoglyphs, go to "Partially Identified Flying Objects."”⁣ ⁣ 👻⁣ ⁣ Isn’t this interesting!? What do you think? Would we find more geoglyphs? Do you have a favorite geoglyph? Tell me in the comments below! ⬇️⁣ ⁣ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒ ⚒⁣ ⁣ Get this design printed on a product you love! Check out my shop on RedBubble! ⁣ ➡️ ArchaeoAndASL ⚒ archaeoandasl.redbubble.com ⬅️⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⚒ IMPORTANT ⚒⁣ This article by Archaeology Magazine, which was from The Guardian, mentions “B.C.” and “A.D” and I’d like to clarify my standing on this issue: ⁣ ⚒ I am translating this article and do not agree with the usage of B.C. and A.D. ⁣ ⚒ B.C. and A.D. has affiliations with the Christian religion (so do B.C.E. and C.E., however, and that’s a story as well) ⁣ ⚒ B.C.E. and C.E. is Before Common Era / Common Era; which, to me, leaves open to interpretation ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Sources: https://www.archaeology.org/news/9148-201019-peru-cat-geoglyph⁣ https://sarahemilybond.com/2016/08/23/to-bce-or-not-to-bce-that-is-a-very-common-question/⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #SpookyGlyphsArchInk #ArchInk #DeafArchaeologist #Archaeology #AmeliaTheArchaeologist #Archaeologist #WomenArchaeologists #WomenInCulture #WomenInArchaeology #DeafWomenInArchaeology #DeafPeopleInArchaeology #DeafOfArchaeology #DeafWomenArchaeologists #DeafArchaeologists #RegisterOfPublicArchaeologists #PublicArchaeology #ArchaeologyInTheCommunity #ArchaeologyCommunity #ArchaeologingWithAmelia #ArchaeologyForTheDeaf #PubArch #Arch #Archaeo #ArchaeoAndASL



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