Some canyons have notable cultural significance. In the southwestern United States, canyons are important archeologically because of the many cliff-dwellings built there, largely by the ancient Pueblo peoples who were their inhabitants. Evidence of early humanoids have been discovered in Africa's Olduvai Gorge.
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“Of what significance the light of day, if it is not the reflection of an inward dawn?to what purpose is the veil of night withdrawn, if the morning reveals nothing to the soul? It is merely garish and glaring.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“By Modernism I mean the positive rejection of the past and the blind belief in the process of change, in novelty for its own sake, in the idea that progress through time equates with cultural progress; in the cult of individuality, originality and self-expression.”
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