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‘The Autumn Effect’ – The colours of beauty in death?

Being that I am currently living in Bangkok, a place with little in the way of natural greenery, and certainly none in the autumnal transition which this week’s Travel Theme: Foliage describes, I had to backlog for something here.

This shallow pit covered in decaying foliage is from some odd form of sunken grave located in the Boot Hill Cemetery of Seney, Michigan. Sitting next to a modern, comparably regular cemetery, these dozen or so graves are often in sunken ground and grown out with trees.

Whatever the purpose or method of making these sunken graves was, but I have never come across something exactly like this in any other locale.

Benjamin Williams

Hi all, my name is Ben. I’m a native Michigander with a passion for human culture and new places, and more than that, new experiences. I have degrees in archaeology and writing, pursuing a career in the latter. However, I never quite lost that fascination for archaeological theory. For the past 11 years, I’ve been living and travelling between Asia, Europe, and North America, documenting ancient sites and the peoples who built them, and then adapting them into practical archaeological travel information at

What are your thoughts?

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