Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Amber Time Machine

Contrast this David Attenborough production with the rot from the Arctic below.

It's available at this site in five parts.


I'd love to walk along the Baltic beach and pick up my own amber. That's one for the bucket.


Carpe Jugulum said...

Add going to Kyoto to the bucket as well, trust me you will never forget the place. ;)

kae said...

I hope you mean that in a good way...
There's a few things I'd like to do, one day I might write up a bucket post... but I may leave off some things because I've forgotten them!

Anonymous said...

Saw that show this afternoon. Brilliant.

Gotta get me a piece of amber jewellery (if it's not too expensive, but it probably is). Described in the program as solidified sunlight (or similar). I like that.


kae said...

I have a pair of amber earrings.

Anonymous said...

Did it. Got myself an amber (pendant) drop with fascinating inclusions. I'd need a microscope to figure out what's in there but one thing I can see is a tiny insect of some sort. - the wings are quite clear.

The lady in the jewellery shop was very knowledgable, she'd visited an amber museum in Holland in the last couple of years.


wayne Job Broadford Victoria said...

In Oz we had a gold rush in NZ they had an amber rush. When conifers die they rot from the top down and fall over. The sap migrates down into the root system and turns to amber.

Their giant conifers I think called Karri left huge lumps in the ground, many times larger than any amber ever found. Great quantities on the market made new consumer items ie hair combs even sculptures were carved out of it. NZ looked like a battle field with all the holes. Thus it was gone quickly such as our easy to get gold.