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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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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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