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This is a rubbing I made of a wonderful image embedded in the cover of a book I found in the library a few days ago. Indian Rock Carvings of the Pacific Northwest by Edward Meade (1971) has numerous black and white photographs of petroglyphs made by the many First Nations peoples along the west coast from Oregon to British Columbia and Alaska. The above image was found on the west coast of Vancouver Island. At Nootka are two human figures of a male and female. The unique features of these carvings is that the outline of the figures is achieved by double pecked lines, a technique found elsewhere only at one site, in Washington.

By the way, this is my 500th post and this blog is one year and nine months old today. Thanks to all my readers and new friends who've made the ride so fantastic, and inspire me to keep on going! Happy October!

Marja-Leena | 01/10/2005 | 7 comments
themes: Blogging, Books, Rock Art & Archaeology


Here's to the ghosts
Of 500 posts -
But, see, they survive
In the-matic archive.

Each gem stands alone
(It's more likely a stone.)
Showing passion and heart
To communicate art.

Your audience grows
With each post you compose;
And will continue this way
Till you reach your first k.

Best wishes from a founder member

Congratulations, Marja-Leena! 500 posts is a big accomplishment! Thank you for all of them!

Congratulations on your 500th post! I think that little guy is dancing in celebration. :-)

Congratulations, and thanks for hanging in there and keeping an interesting mix of great stuff.

Oh Anna, what a great poem you've composed again, thanks for the honour! And thanks too, Beth, Leslee and Dave. You are all great company to be with!

I raise my glass in toast to you: Here's to another 500 posts! Carry on....

Thanks very much, Tom! Blogging has been a wonderful way to meet so many great people including you!