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Reflections on Palaeolithic Cave Art, Girls at Puberty and the origin of Religion

Abstract It is not a stretch of imagination to link seclusion of girls at puberty with the Palaeolithic cave art. The widely accepted view about cave art suggests that the cave artists had been shamans. This shamanic origin can imply … Continue reading

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Is Self-Representation Hypothesis about Venus Figurines tenable?

(The following is based on a reply by the administrator of www.thelureofnoma.com to a comment on the post Are the Paleolithic Venus Figurines telling us about the puberty rites?) The self-representation hypothesis is an ingenious interpretation of Venus figurines and … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Venuses & Puberty Rites

This post simply contains a PDF copy of the paper “Prehistoric Venuses and Puberty Rites” for those who are interested Continue reading

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