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- Correcting an Incorrect Reference
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- Language Instinct, Elephant’s Trunk and Spandrels
Category Archives: Seclusion of Girls at Puberty
As discussed in the previous two posts, the Paleolithic Venuses are faceless, feetless and obese female figurines. Many of the current theories to explain these figurines do not explain all these features in a consistent manner. For an example, if … Continue reading
In this post, I am not trying to argue at length to answer the above question. However, I like to point out a few facts. In a previous post, I attempted to bring together some logical arguments about the connection … Continue reading
(Reference: Arachige, D. (2010) Prehistoric Venuses and Puberty Rites, http://www.thelureofnoma.com — this was added on 29-Nov-2010 to facilitate referencing this article) This article was submitted to the highly regarded journal ‘Current Anthropology’ on the 24th of Oct … Continue reading
One of the main claims made in the chapter three of ‘the lure of noma‘ is about the connection between the seclusion of girls and the rise of religion. To establish a reason for the seclusion we were inclined to … Continue reading
There is a question people keep asking. Why is the seclusion of pubescent girls so special? It is true some social commentators say that there is no difference between male and female puberty rites as in many cultures; puberty is rather … Continue reading