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DC, Jan. 2013
Tail in DC
Castor canadensis - National Zoo, Washington DC, Jan.8,2013
"One of the most discussed objects is a recently discovered fragment of a member of the horse family.
Fine markings around the muzzle and shoulder hint at an early bridle. Some archaeologists have dated it to
approximately 7000 BCE and have proposed that the domestication of the horse may have occurred far earlier than
3500 BCE in Central Asia. Considerably more research is needed, however, to determine the date of this intriguing find".
from : Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Smithsonian, Sackler Gallery
Washington Mall, Smithsonian Jan.8, 2013
Krispy Kreme, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC. Jan.9.,2013
Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie. Thomas Birch (1779–1851) Oil on canvas, c. 1814
1812: A Nation Emerges (http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/1812/)
National Portrait Gallery
La Casa Blanca, Washington DC., Jan. 9, 2013
Konoka, Konone & Jack (photo right by H.Parag), Washington DC, Jan.10,2013
John Ward of Hull (British, 1798-1849). The Northern Whale Fishery: The "Swan" and "Isabella". c.1840.
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Jan.11, 2013
DC, Jan. 2012
In the Museum of Natural History I learned that we share 80% of our genes with mice.
At the Mall I shared a pretzel with one (but not 80% of it).
Young urban naturalists
Urban natural history
Virginia & DC - November 2011
Being tired of the 21century we took a time-machine trip to
the Virginia Colony.
James Island prior 1600
Jamestown before Jamestown (prior 1607)
(note the Viking!)
Jamestown shortly after 1607
Williamsburg, mid 1700s (self portrait)
Us at the Yorktown siege (1781)
Me-self at the Smithsonian (2011) devolving after being exposed too long
to the 'Human Origins' exhibition.
under construction ....