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New PDF release: An Album of Maya Architecture

By Tatiana Proskouriakoff

With the mind's eye of an artist and the precision of a scientist, Tatiana Proskouriakoff has captured in images thirty-six restorations of impressive Maya structures as their developers observed the scenes greater than 1000 years in the past. dealing with her portray of every constitution is a documented textual content of archaeological findings and a line drawing of the prevailing is still. First issued by means of the Carnegie establishment of Washington in 1946, this significant quantity is again to print in a brand new structure by way of the collage of Oklahoma Press.

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Some of the people were forced to live on Barra itself in order to work at the General’s kelp works at Northbay. The islands from which they came were then given over for the grazing of sheep: much more profitable to the MacNeils than any revenue provided from crofting. The enterprise failed and from around 1837 these islands were steadily repopulated – all that is but one: the island of Sandray. Sandray had a similar population to Mingulay, and the MacNeils continued to reserve it for sheep. Some of its population emigrated to Mingulay, which had already seen a partial growth after the eviction of its other neighbours.

Exmoor and the Brendon Hills are perfect examples of this scenario, as one or two villages are now almost completely owned by people from outside. But in a sense, are these not lost villages in their own right? It is true that the houses remain standing, but rural villages were made of more than just bricks and mortar: villages were often measured by the people who lived in them, their traditions, history, faith, and sense of community. indd 45 3/4/08 11:23:16 Some parts of Britain were so remote that even during the Victorian age and early twentieth century they seemed to change very little.

Indd 49 3/4/08 11:23:25 the l o st v illages operated suitable craft, but as they were too large to use the beach they were anchored at Castlebay. Several other fishermen based themselves on the nearby island of Berneray during the fishing season, as access was easier. However, this meant being away from home for lengthy periods of time. Of those without their own fishing vessels, some were able to secure seasonal employment aboard herring boats from Barra, and women from all over the islands sought work as herring gutters.

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