Are Portrait and photography synonymous…?

Ceramic portraits in pre-columbian America and their moulds (like-negative-film) reflect the agricultural revolution from millennia before Christ, as in the 19th century’s industrial revolution in Europe, when the bon bourgeois managed to reproduce his image in a mechanical way (with photography), and managed to reproduce their images with the ability “to seem to himself”, in…

Ghosts

Originally posted on the urban prehistorian:
It is a cliche to say that archaeological sites are fecund with the ghosts of those who occupied, lived, worked, cried and laughed in those places in the past. Even the most unremarkable ancient place is likely to have been passed through by countless living but now dead humans…

Walking Ludovic Mann

Originally posted on the urban prehistorian:
This is a slightly updated version of the text of a paper I gave at a conference held in the Pearce Institute, Govan, on Saturday 17th October 2015. The event was ‘EcoCultures: Glasgow’s Festival of Environmental Research, Policy and Practice’ and it was organised by Glasgow University PhD students…

The Holy Knowe

Originally posted on the urban prehistorian:
183 West George Street, Glasgow May 10, 1946   SIR, -this attractive and symmetrical glacial mound at Lennoxtown, known for generations as a sacred place, is threatened with removal to make place for three tem- porary bungalows despite their being much open adjoining ground. ? Elderly people tell me…