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Cemetery H culture

The Cemetery H culture was a Bronze Age culture in the Punjab region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, from about 1900 BCE until about 1300 BCE. It was a regional form of the late phase of the Harappan civilisation; the Cemetery H culture was located in and around the Punjab region in present-day India and Pakistan. It was named after a cemetery found in "area H" at Harappa. Remains of the culture have been dated from about 1900 BCE until about 1300 BCE. According to Rafique Mughal, the Cemetery H culture developed out of the northern part of the Indus Valley Civilization around 1700 BCE, being part of the Punjab Phase, one of three cultural phases that developed in the Localization Era or "Late Harappan phase" of the Indus Valley Tradition. According to Kenoyer, the Cemetery H culture "may only reflect a change in the focus of settlement organization from that, the pattern of the earlier Harappan phase and not cultural discontinuity, urban decay, invading aliens, or site abandonment, all of which have been suggested in the past."

According to Kennedy and Mallory & Adams, the Cemetery H culture "shows clear biological affinities" with the earlier population of Harappa. Some traits of the Cemetery H culture have been associated with the Swat culture, regarded as evidence of the Indo-Aryan movement toward the Indian subcontinent. According to Parpola, the Cemetery H culture represents a first wave of Indo-Aryan migration from as early as 1900 BCE, followed by a migration to the Punjab c. 1700-1400 BCE. According to Kochhar, the Swat IV co-founded the Harappan Cemetery H phase in Punjab, while the Rigvedic Indo-Aryans of Swat V absorbed the Cemetery H people and gave rise to the Painted Grey Ware culture. Together with the Gandhara grave culture and the Ochre Coloured Pottery culture, the Cemetery H culture is considered by some scholars as a factor in the formation of the Vedic civilization; the distinguishing features of this culture include: The use of cremation of human remains. The bones were stored in painted pottery burial urns.

This is different from the Indus civilization where bodies were buried in wooden coffins. The urn burials and the "grave skeletons" were nearly contemporaneous. Reddish pottery, painted in black with antelopes, peacocks etc. sun or star motifs, with different surface treatments to the earlier period. Expansion of settlements into the east. Rice became a main crop. Apparent breakdown of the widespread trade of the Indus civilization, with materials such as marine shells no longer used. Continued use of mud brick for building; some of the designs painted on the Cemetery H funerary urns have been interpreted through the lens of Vedic mythology: for instance, peacocks with hollow bodies and a small human form inside, interpreted as the souls of the dead, a hound that can be seen as the hound of Yama, the god of death. This may indicate the introduction of new religious beliefs during this period, but the archaeological evidence does not support the hypothesis that the Cemetery H people were the destroyers of the Harappan cities.

Cremation in India is first attested in the Cemetery H culture, a practice described in the Vedas. The Rigveda contains a reference to the emerging practice, in RV 10.15.14, where the forefathers "both cremated and uncremated" are invoked. Indus Valley Tradition Kuru Kingdom Jhukar Culture OCP and Copper Hoard Culture Pottery in the Indian subcontinent journal

Kaja Norum

Kaja Norum is a Norwegian model and figurativist painter. A former student and protégé of painter Odd Nerdrum, Norum is devoted to Nerdrum's philosophy of Kitsch painting, is a part of The Kitsch Movement spawned by Nerdrum. After the latter relocated to France in 2011, Norum is the primary caretaker of his gallery and his estate. Born in Lørenskog, Akershus. Norum attended the Rudolf Steiner School in Lørenskog graduating in 2005, after which she enrolled at the Oslo City Steiner School. After graduating from high school in 2008, Norum relocated to Stavern in order to study under kitsch painter Odd Nerdrum at his seaside gallery. After studying under Nerdrum in Stavern for three years, Norum debuted with her own exhibition in June 2011; the exhibition, which consisted of figurative artworks turned out to be a success with the majority of the artworks being sold on the opening day. It attracted large attention with the most famous painting depicting comedian Sturla Berg-Johansen with an erect penis.

The painting, "Homo ludens" valued at US$14.500, was sold to an anonymous buyer. It was speculated that the buyer was either hotel tycoon Petter Stordalen or business magnate Stein Erik Hagen, however it was revealed that it was a gourmet restaurant in Oslo that had made the purchase. In August 2012 Norum opened her second exhibition, at the Gallery Soon in Son in Vestby. Norum has done modeling for the magazines Det Alfa. In January 2013 she appeared in the magazine Kamille doing nude photos. Official website

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Ozone Falls

Ozone Falls is a waterfall located in Cumberland County, Tennessee in the Ozone Falls State Natural Area and Cumberland Trail State Park. Ozone Falls is situated along Fall Creek, which drains a short section of the Cumberland Plateau between the Crab Orchard Mountains to the west and Walden Ridge to the east; the creek flows down from its source high in the Crab Orchard Mountains for a mile or so before steadying as it enters the community of Ozone. Fall Creek enters the state natural area just after it passes under U. S. Route 70; the creek spills over Ozone Falls a few hundred meters south of US-70. The trailhead is located along US-70

Richard Williams (congressman)

Richard Williams was an American lawyer and politician in the state of Oregon. A native of Ohio, he moved to Oregon in 1851. A Republican, he was the United States Congressman representing Oregon's at large congressional district for one term from 1877 to 1879. Williams was born in Ohio to Elijah Williams. In Ohio he attended the public schools before the family moved to Oregon in 1851 over the Oregon Trail; the family first settled in Milwaukie and Salem where he was educated in the local schools. He attended Willamette University in Salem, was admitted to the bar in 1857. Richard Williams moved to San Francisco, California in 1857 and began practicing law; the following year he returned to Oregon and practiced law in Kerbyville in Josephine County, followed by Corvallis in 1860, Salem in 1862. In 1862 he married Clara J. Congle, they would have one daughter, he partnered with Parish L. Willis while practicing law in Salem; the family moved to Portland in 1872. There he partnered with Lair Hill and governor William Wallace Thayer.

Williams ran as a Republican for Congress in 1874. He faced Democrat George A. La Dow and, due to a split in the Republican party faced Timothy W. Davenport, who ran as an Independent. Davenport, one of the founders of the Oregon Republican party, father of political cartoonist Homer Davenport, debated Williams throughout the state, with the result that the Republican vote was split and La Dow won the election by a narrow plurality, he ran again in 1876, was elected, defeating incumbent Lafayette Lane, though the election was contested by Samuel McDowell. Williams prevailed and served one term from 1877 to 1879. After his one term in Congress, Williams resumed his law practice in Portland and served on the Portland School Board for 20 years beginning in 1890. Williams partnered with Willis a second time for one year in 1885 before practicing law with his brother E. B. Williams, he was buried at River View Cemetery in Portland. Richard Williams at Find a GraveUnited States Congress. "Richard Williams".

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