The Lope: Fossil Megaliths

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fossil Megaliths

Autumn begins today in the Northern hemisphere. Usually I present something Neolithic on solstices and equinoxes, and a delightful entry in the recent 2009 Kansas State Fair allows me to show you something really cool.

Morgan Reves of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, treated the public to this special exhibit: two models of Stonehenge - past and present - made of fossil crinoid stems.

This is Reves' rendition of Stonehenge when it was finished into its final configuration. I like the way the mineral coloration on the fossils echos the lichen on the real Stonehenge.

And here's Reves' model of the Stonehenge of today - ruinous but beloved.

Much explanatory text, as well as this site map, was included in the display. I like the way Reves has taken one of the most common fossils and done a piece of educational folk art.

Some previous solstice and equinox posts:
Summer, 2009
Spring, 2009
Winter, 2008
Autumn, 2008
Summer, 2008
Spring, 2008
Winter, 2007
Autumn, 2007
Summer, 2007
Spring, 2007
Winter, 2006
Summer, 2006
Spring, 2006
Winter, 2005


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