This book is the unique in-depth view of the inner workings of a Hunter gather society that is essentially still intact.
While the African Bushmen of the late 1950s had already been in contact with modern humans for some...
The orientation of terrain is an often overlooked subject, yet it is a crucial element to understanding almost any environment. Slopes found throughout the desert can dictate where some animals will live and where they will not or cannot.
April 8th, 2016
Perhaps a 1000 summers have come and gone since this glyph was etched into the stone, and yet it story is as clear and precise as the day it was made. This story is a moment in time that was treasured by an individual. To truly understand this moment we must understand this ancient archer.
January 6th, 2016
In this day and age, of electric lights and telescopes, the cultural influence of the moon has changed. In our hunter gatherer past everybody would have lived by, and understood the ever-changing yet predictable cycles of the moon. Watching the night sky from their campfires our ancestors saw the moon make its way across the sky, on a path that kept it above the clouds and below the stars, making it unreachable yet not so far away.
October 7th, 2015
BGG 25 will be 30 years old next year. What is BGG 25 ? It is "Big-Game Guzzler number 25". More precisely it is a artificial water source meant to help out the desert bighorn sheep. It is the 25th artificial water source installed by the Society For The Conservation Of Desert Bighorn Sheep. It was installed in the Newberry mountains in 1986.
March 20th, 2016
Native American rock art of the great basin has long been viewed as largely mysterious. With a debate as to whether it was art for art's sake or a symbolic language that had a universal understanding when it was made.
June 11th, 2015
All hunter gatherer cultures throughout the world past or present inculturerated a tradition of a vision quest in one form or another. They usually culminated in a dream or vision that was interpreted as a message from the spirit world. These dreams and visions derive much of their power and influence from the animal imagery and symbolism they contained.
Some thoughts and ideas on the thermal landscape of the desert and its effect on the behavior of desert bighorn sheep.
March 31st, 2015
One of the most important adaptations that all desert animals have in common is their use and understanding of the thermal environment. Desert bighorn sheep are no exception to this, indeed they have mastered it.