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help a poor boy out, anthropology project

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by serpent of the light, May 18, 2002.

  1. i'm not sure which forum to throw this in

    so next week i have to give a 10-15 minute presentation about graffiti from an anthropological viewpoint. obviously i've got my key points based in: history, tools, and general culture. the history aspect i've got covered, tools will be easy, but the culture aspect is a little hazey. what do you guys think i ought to include in this?

    also, does anybody know anything about roman graffiti or any shit before the 60's.

    any good links on any aspect will be appreciated. thanks
  2. jeff123456

    jeff123456 Guest

    lol i dont know why ppl always think that there was roman graffiti.. there was NO roman graffiti... they didnt have markers or spray paint cans...

    do u think they ran around with a chizle and a hammer and carved there tags on the wall and then when they got caught they would get there hands cut off..lol.. i dont think so

    i did a 2 year study or rome and greece and all of that area and there was no talk about graffiti
  3. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 23, 2000 Messages: 12,434 Likes Received: 86
    umm they had oil paint didn't they? and when we study modern history during the 1970-80's there was no mention of graffiti in my history class either.

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    Re: Re: help a poor boy out, anthropology project

    hahahaha i can imagine a bunch of teenage romans, hiding graffiti tools and shit in their togas running around the city...ahahhahaah thats fuckin funny as hell....
  5. WITS

    WITS Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2002 Messages: 366 Likes Received: 0
    Roman Graffiti...

    I don't know what you were studying for 2 years but it obviously left out some info..
    Romans did do graffiti. For a fact they did. Where do you think the word graffiti comes from?? Graffito is Latin. Their graffiti wasn't like some little dudes running around tagging like "Tacitus Roman Crew" or some shit like that. Their graffiti was mostly political and they got paid to do it! They'd go around with,yes.. hammers and chisels and etch that shit into walls around the towns. They'd put up all kinds of shit dissing the other candidates for whatever they were running for. And they'd put up stuff saying how their guy was good etc.. I don't know if they did anything with paint.. I'm sure they did. It makes sense.
    People also put up jokes and other stuff like you might find in a bathroom or something. I know a couple of sites about other graffiti I will be back to post them. Gotta find them again.

    No Roman graffiti.Hah.
  6. WITS

    WITS Member

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  7. yeah man, thanks a lot. rather helpful.

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    they didnt even have paint back then...it was all etch and maybe some red dye made from shit like goats blood, juices, burnt shit, etc
  9. jeff123456

    jeff123456 Guest

    go to art crimes they have tons of info about graffiti, how it started, the history of it.. etc..
  10. thanks WITS, my presentation went wonderfully. it was supposed to be 10-15 minutes, but my teacher was really really into it and kept asking questions and i was in front of the class for 35 minutes talking about everything i know about graffiti. and after class she asked if we could talk another time about it, she wants to learn how, haha. she's one of those crazy teachers who i think is drunk half of the time during class. but yeah, thanks for the help on the ancient aspect.
  11. whoami

    whoami Guest

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  12. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 7, 2001 Messages: 2,955 Likes Received: 1
    sounds like she wants you
  13. dude, she's 57 and retiring this year... that's just atrocious, she was however a playboy bunny back in the day...