An archaeology moment

 

An epic battle between wasp and spider. The spider lost.

Within an archaeology site, an epic battle between wasp and spider. The spider lost. French Guiana, 2006.

When you spend your day in the dirt, digging, moving rocks, you begin to merge with your environment. You observe the details, the tiny bits of life around you as they interact in ways never before noticed. The insect realm starts to feel oddly close and familiar, because for once you are sharing their space, their world; you are at their level.   The goal of archaeology may be to learn about ancient people, but its practice brings you closer to earth in more ways than one.

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