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anthropological reflections

Walking out on the shores of Rennell Sound earlier this week we passed an array of cultural artifacts. Each was a curious snapshot of human activity, but with varying longevity and visual appeal. As I walked passed each of these … Continue reading

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cedar planking

This tree had two planks cut out of it in the traditional Haida fashion. The Haida would remove extremely long, straight, thick planks from tall cedar trees without killing the tree. This basically involves cutting a notch at the top (using stone tools) … Continue reading

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