Geoglyphs:  Unraveling the Mysteries of Ancient Land Art with Jayne Yantz

Geoglyphs: Unraveling the Mysteries of Ancient Land Art with Jayne Yantz


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During this conversation, we will examine the planet's ancient geoglyphs—famous large-scale drawings or sculpted mounds made on the earth and found around the globe. Together we will consider how and why these monuments were made, what they might have in common, and what they reveal to us about past cultures who inhabited the world. 

We will discuss iconic geoglyphs such as Ohio’s Serpent Mound (crafted into a slithering snake aligned to the skies), the Nasca Lines on the desert floor of Peru (the world’s largest drawings), and the sacred Bighorn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming. For a truly global flavor, we will add to our discussion the impressive Uffington Horse (365 feet in length, near London) and desert stone “kites” in the Arabian Peninsula. To fully appreciate the nature of artworks made on the land, our conversation will conclude with modern examples–such as Spiral Jetty in Utah and Christo’s Gates, once gracing New York’s Central Park. 

Designed to inspire curiosity as well as future travels, this conversation about Geoglyphs will provide participants with a new understanding of how prevalent ancient earthworks are, where they can be found, how scholars think they were made and used, and which ones are worthwhile to visit on future travels. 

Jayne Yantz completed graduate work in art history and anthropology before beginning a career in college teaching. She specializes in non-Western art and European Old Masters, has traveled extensively to see the works of art she teaches, and believes it is important to continue learning throughout life. Jayne has received continued recognition for teaching excellence, including the Teacher of the Year award from her college. She currently lives in the New Jersey Pinelands on a nature preserve.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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S. (Minneapolis, US)
Amazing lecture!

Jayne was a fountain of information about the many types of large earthworks constructed in the ancient past. She also is a skilled lecturer with an easy-to-listen-to delivery style.

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S.G. (Wilmette, US)
Fascinating

Fascinating seminar with terrific visuals

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D.B. (Cheyenne, US)
Geoglyphs

Discussion of both ancient and modern art geologic constructions

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N.B. (Vienna, US)
Great other than Saudi propaganda

Loved the content, photos, and global diversity of this presentation. However, my husband and I were dismayed at the cheerleading of MBS's attempts to build Saudi tourism without any nod to potential moral dilemmas posed by supporting him or the Saudi government post-Khashoggi murder... we actually looked for whether this speaker was taking grant money from the Saudi gov. Ethics matter. We will shy away from the Salvator Mundi talk now.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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S. (Minneapolis, US)
Amazing lecture!

Jayne was a fountain of information about the many types of large earthworks constructed in the ancient past. She also is a skilled lecturer with an easy-to-listen-to delivery style.

S
S.G. (Wilmette, US)
Fascinating

Fascinating seminar with terrific visuals

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D.B. (Cheyenne, US)
Geoglyphs

Discussion of both ancient and modern art geologic constructions

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N.B. (Vienna, US)
Great other than Saudi propaganda

Loved the content, photos, and global diversity of this presentation. However, my husband and I were dismayed at the cheerleading of MBS's attempts to build Saudi tourism without any nod to potential moral dilemmas posed by supporting him or the Saudi government post-Khashoggi murder... we actually looked for whether this speaker was taking grant money from the Saudi gov. Ethics matter. We will shy away from the Salvator Mundi talk now.