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A Visual History of Light

Spoiler: It all started with a campfire.

By: Josiah Roe + Save to a List

As adventurers and explorers we often take our high-lumen, ultra-efficient technologically advanced light sources for granted. Here The Atlantic provides a beautiful, visually-illustrated history of humankind's relationship with light.

 

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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