Back to Top

Taung Child

Price
$25

This is a linoleum cut printed on a letterpress. I made this image out of whimsy, more or less, while thinking about the Taung Child- the fossil skull of a child found in South Africa that showed signs of predation by an eagle. Martial Eagles are the largest in Africa, and some of the largest in the world; massive and ominous beasts with crests of feathers. The Taung Child’s skull shows that we haven’t always been so dominant on this planet- we spent a long time being prey. Here’s hoping that we become prey again, to something other than our terrible ideas.



More by Roger Peet

Posts by Roger Peet

Death Drops Down

Death Drops Down

April 10, 2013

I ran across this impressive piece of data visualization recently, which really sums up exactly how the US “war on terror” strategy has changed since Obama’s arrival as commander in…

Ape Portraits

Ape Portraits

January 5, 2011

Here’s a link to the site of photographer James Mollison, who has undertaken a great project of portraiture in Indonesia, Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo: Passport photographs of apes….