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

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Antiquity of Secluding Girls at Puberty

In this article, it is pointed out that the seclusion of girls at puberty could have existed for more than 40,000 years. The more likely mechanism of diffusion of the ideas around seclusion was the migration of our ancestors not the cultural transmission itself. The customs of Australian Aboriginal people provide a window into the past and some basis for fathoming the antiquity of the girls’ puberty rites. Continue reading

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