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A Short Note on Paradoxes Associated with Venus Figurines

In this note few common paradoxes about the Paleolithic figurines and Cave paintings will be discussed and the reconciliation of these seeming paradoxes within the seclusion-of-girls-at-puberty framework is discussed. (Please note that this is the version updated on 7/8/2016) Continue reading

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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 calling Paleolithic Venuses pornography justifiable?

In a recent personal communication, Dr James Harrod ( www.originsnet.org) mentioned me about his dismay at some parties describing Hohle Fels figurine discovered by Prof. Conrad as the world’s oldest ‘pornography’ . In my mind, his opinion on this is … Continue reading

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Paleolithic Venus – the girl secluded not to see the sun, not to touch the ground ?

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

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Are the Paleolithic Venus Figurines telling us about the puberty rites?

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

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Seclusion of Girls – Evidence from Paleolithic Times?

  (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

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