More than seven-hundred and fifty million years ago, an ocean covered the globe. Then, an ancient continent broke up. The waters receded. The story of this old ocean is embedded in the desert of southern Utah. The guides here talk about the world in increments of thousands, millions and billions of years. They point to tracks left by dinosaurs and the ancient petroglyphs sketched high on the rock face; the sedimentary layers of the rich, red Navajo Sandstone formations and the blackened lava fields speak to a time long before that. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.