More of Tansy’s Work!

Stump

Tansy and her Favourite Photographer were involved in the trail-building on SGang Gwaay, but their main purpose was to monitor for any potential impact to the cultural site.

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Tree Rings

The two of them counted tree rings to estimate the age of the forest…

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old frog

…and they observed the slow return of cultural materials into nature, like this Frog sculpture which was once part of a totem pole…

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Board slot

and these channels which would have held boards in place in one of the big houses.

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Old Stake

They observed cultural modifications to trees, such as this stake (Tansy is standing on its pounded end)…

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Wrack

…and after a storm sometimes new evidence is revealed on the beaches.

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Observations

Nothing exceptional turned up, here…

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Very Old logs

…but some evidence of an interesting very ancient landscape became visible at this beach, with tree remains and peat from about eleven thousand years ago! It was nice to spend a bit of time on the beach as well as in the forest. Mostly Tansy and the photographer recorded evidence and didn’t take samples….

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Sisters?

…but Tansy did collect a couple of leftover pieces of yellow cedar boardwalk plank…

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Village

…she thinks it would be pretty amazing to have a sister who comes from SGang Gwaay.

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To see more details of this area, click on the “View Larger Map” link in the map legend below. Once in the map, there is a 2015 “Street View” of the site and the trails and village site. Drag the yellow human figure over the map and drop it on any of the blue lines which indicate where there are images available. Then you can click on the arrows that show in the image to move along the trails (which now have new boardwalk on them!), or click and hold on the image to rotate the view with your mouse/finger. I hope these instructions make sense!

 

 

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8 thoughts on “More of Tansy’s Work!

  1. With Tansy as his assistant the Favorite Photographer was in good hands. A new sister eh? How intriguing. One wonders if she will show evidence of her cultural heritage. As always I have enjoyed a visit to this magical area..

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