Mother Goddess clay Yarmukian Culture figurine found at the kibbutz Sha'ar Hagolan, south of the sea of Galilee. Photo by Wikimedia Commons
Wonder what Helen Thomas' name was back then...
Mother Goddess not very attractive in my opinion.
Bill Clinton wants her phone number.
While I understand that various features of pottery may be one of many characteristics useful in helping distinguish different periods and cultures, I think that archeologists put far more weight on this than it merits.
Do we really think that a craftsman who spends much of a lifetime making pottery of only making them in only one style? Not once in an entire lifetime do they get curious about making the pot a little broader at the base or with a different kind of handle? Don’t they ever hear in talks with other craftsmen that 50 miles to the north they put a big swirl on the side, or that a hundred years ago they used to flatten out one section? Really?
This will cause you to scratch you head.
Hmmm.she has cankles? can we surmise anything from that?
I don’t have a subscription and haven’t read the entire article, but how does this change thinking? We’ve seen similar fertility goddesses from other very early Neolithic settlements.