The Oregonian shares the unique WSU Human Sundial Project, made with Mutual Materials Stone

Build a human sundial for winter solstice: Tell time the ancient way.

Master gardeners in Washington State University Extension Clark County have devised a cool way to mark the occasion when the sun hits its lowest point in the sky: they built a human sundial.

logo oregon liveFeatured with a photo gallery and article on, the project was built as 78th Street Heritage Farm in Vancouver, Washington. The sundial needs a person to act as the gnomon, the part of a sundial that casts the shadow that measures true local time.  The project was made possible by donations, including Mutual Materials donating the stones.

You can read the full story and view photos online at The Oregonian’s website.