What Does Deep Time Mean to You? (Article in Smithsonian Magazine)Click for this Resource!
By Helen Thompson
September 9, 2014
An art exhibition at the National Academy of Sciences offers perspective on our geological past and future
Earth is roughly 4.5 billion years old—a number that is hard for humans to grasp. “For someone whose life expectancy is usually less than 100 years, it’s nearly impossible to imagine something so vast as geological or deep time,” says J.D. Talasek, director of cultural programs at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
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- Applies a deep time evolutionary perspective to: Science
- Learning Stages: Adult Education, Higher Education, Lifelong, Secondary 9 - 12
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- Posted By: Jennifer Morgan
- Date Added: May 15, 2022
The indigenous art in Australia, with its very ancient tradition, has many examples which provide insight into the meaning of Deep Time, from the beginning of the Dreaming (Dream Time) to specific existing land forms and plants as well as animals. This body of work, including including ancient cave and rock paintings, is particularly helpful to all people trying to make meaning in this island continent landscape.