Historical Whatsits

ancientart:

Prehistoric Aboriginal hand stencil rock art. These photos were taken at the Mutawintji National Park, in the NSW Australian outback. The hands shown in the third photo are thought to have been those of a child. 

Courtesy of Beppie K.

ancientpeoples:

Silver tetradrachm 
2.7cm in diameter (1 1/16 inch.) 
Greek, Hellenistic Period, 315 - 308 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Silver tetradrachm 

2.7cm in diameter (1 1/16 inch.) 

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 315 - 308 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

fishstickmonkey:




Armor



Turkey, 15th-16th century
Arms and Armor; armor
Steel, forged
a: 5 x 23 in. (12.7 x 58.42 cm); b: 15 x 17 3/4 in. (38.1 x 45.08 cm)
LACMA

fishstickmonkey:

Armor

Turkey, 15th-16th century

Arms and Armor; armor
Steel, forged
a: 5 x 23 in. (12.7 x 58.42 cm); b: 15 x 17 3/4 in. (38.1 x 45.08 cm)

andybeedesigns:

Women in Science Documentary: Challenges and Rewards.

From Trailblazer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin to Women of the Present. Created by Mary-Michael Robertson, Class of 2015, Chatham Hall, Chatham, Virginia

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via blvckovt)

historicaltimes:

Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland Jan. 30th, 1972

historicaltimes:

Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland Jan. 30th, 1972

There is no other species on the Earth that does science. It is, so far, entirely a human invention, evolved by natural selection in the cerebral cortex for one simple reason: it works. It is not perfect. It can be misused. It is only a tool. But it is by far the best tool we have, self-correcting, ongoing, applicable to everything.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos, 1980 (via humanoidhistory)

okkultmotionpictures:

EXCERPTS >|< Stone Age Tools (1947)


 | Hosted at: Internet Archive
 | From: Wellcome Library
 | Download: Ogg | 512Kb MPEG4 | MPEG4
 | Digital Copy: attribution-non commercial 3.0 US


A series of Animated GIFs excerpted from Stone Age Tools, a demonstration by M. Leon Coutier, archaeologist and former President of the Societe Prehistorique Francaise, of his technique for making replicas of Palaeolithic tools and weapons, including hand-axes, scrapers, gravers and flint arrowheads. Filmed at the former Institute of Archaeology, Regent’s Park, London in June 1947. An important archeological record.

We invite you to watch the full video HERE.




Excerpts by OKKULT Motion Pictures: a collection of GIFs excerpted from out-of-copyright/unknown/rare/controversial moving images. 
A digital curation project for the diffusion of open knowledge.

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kirkwa:

Rare Photos of Pablo Picasso Painting with Light

In 1949, LIFE photographer Gjon Mili took rarely seen shots of Pablo Picasso in the South of France painting with light. Using a small flashlight in a dark room, Picasso created incredibly fluid and abstract figures while Mili used triple exposed photography to capture the drawings.

Images from Life Magazine

chikuwaq:

Robert Doisneau, Optical Shop, Paris, 1967.

chikuwaq:

Robert Doisneau, Optical Shop, Paris, 1967.

leslieonumbu:

Available in the past still in the future 😱 (1975)

leslieonumbu:

Available in the past still in the future 😱 (1975)