Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wordless Wednesday #2 Again!

What's going on here?
C'mon, take a guess! This is one of my favorite paintings!


Apple said...

The large drawing on the right prompts me to guess that they were looking for dinosaur bones?

The Tour Marm said...

Hello Apple!

You're close, but it's not a dinosaur.

CoralPoetry said...

Is it the water wheel at St. Johnsbury Center, Vermont

Paleoindians in Vermont, 9000-7000 B.C.: Recent Research Concerning the Original Vermonters

Native Americans have lived in Vermont for a very long time, minimally spanning 11,000 years. Although some Native Americans believe that they have "always" lived here, the scientific perspective of archaeology recognizes that they colonized North America from Eurasia before 12,000 years ago. Native Americans arrived in Vermont after that during the early portion of the so-called Paleoindian period, which is dated overall from 9000 B.C. to 7000 B.C. In geological terms, the Paleoindian period occurred in North America generally and Vermont specifically during the latest stages of the Pleistocene epoch, or the "Ice Age." The Pleistocene epoch witnessed locally colder climactic conditions than today and rather different plant and animal species lived in Vermont. For example, at the end of the Pleistocene, mammoths and mastodons were present locally on the deglaciated landscape and Paleoindians may have hunted them. Both the Pleistocene epoch and the Paleoindian period ended with warming of the climate and environmental transformations toward modern conditions.
James Petersen summarizes recent and ongoing archaeological research in Vermont and elsewhere in northern New England concerning the Paleoindian period. Paleoindian evidence has been long known from Vermont, but only recently several Paleoindian sites were systematically investigated in Williston and Ludlow, Vermont, and elsewhere. Conducted by the University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology Program, these archaeological studies contribute to an evolving (but still woefully incomplete) record of Paleoindian lifeways in Vermont and the broader region. A two-part chronology for the Paleoindian period is proposed and available information about these two subdivisions is summarized. Finally, the implications of these discoveries for understanding the earliest Native Americans in Vermont are explored in a preliminary fashion.

CoralPoetry said...


I need to give credit to the author(s) regarding the details in my last post here.


The Tour Marm said...

It's great to know that I'm not the only one who likes to give detailed answers. Your information on the geology as well as Native Americans of Vermont was greatly appreciated. (I have a particular fondness for Vermont as I attended a camp in Vermont as a child and have also conducted many Fall Foliage tours throughout the state.)

But no, this isn't the water wheel at St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

It is actually New York State.

I'm not sure whether the water wheel was part of the farm, brought from a local mill, or made on the site.

The more I reseacrch this, the more intriguing it becomes.

However, you can find the complete answer in my subsequent post: Charles Willson Peale: Renaissance Man (February 27th). There are some good references at the bottom of the post.

Come again!