Mary C. Wilson
Land Mark: The Form of History
The following essay is a preamble or introduction to the general terms and issues covered in the final thesis. The aim of this project is to prompt a reconsideration of humanity’s relationship to nature through an examination of the immediate environment. By tracing the migration of an ancient genus of conifers, the Araucaria bidwillii, I hope to show that even so-called “cultural relics” inform the ways in which humans understand and thereby interact with their environment.