How a Bedouin Tracker Sees the Desert
On a seemingly blank, sandy canvas, signs and symbols abound.
More and more skills are being lost to the world as technology advances - not always for the better.
“These subtle signs in the desert contain volumes of information to the properly trained eye. By the depth of the tracks, a tracker can tell whether a camel was carrying anything on its back. They can also tell whether the camel was being led by person or roaming freely. If the camel’s droppings contain corn, rye, or any man-made food, then the camel was not grazing. Also, a camel being led would not graze nearby bushes, and if it did, it would only be along a set route. A roaming camel, on the other hand, skips around from bush to bush with no clear pattern.”Posted on 2022-09-14T14:25:59+0000