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Concertinaed Time
2014, peat, clay, cotton rag paper
60 x 0 cm

Drawing made at Wolf Crag Moss on circular Nepalese rag paper. This was drawn with material from the bottom of a peat core which includes subglacial clay at least 12 000 years old and early peat sediments from about 10 000 yera ago. These latter sediments contain the pollen which palynologists use to estimate past vegetation and thence climatic conditions to resolution of about 10 years using carbon isotope dating among other techniques.0
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