Skip to comments.12,000-Year-Old Shaman Unearthed in Israel
Posted on 11/11/2008 1:47:33 PM PST by decimon
A new figure in humanity's history emerged last week when archaeologists announced the discovery of what could be one of the world's oldest known spiritual figures. After years of meticulous excavation just miles from Israel's Mediterranean coast, scientists from the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem unearthed a 12,000-year-old grave that held the remains of a diminutive "shaman" woman. Buried alongside the woman's small, huddled corpse were selected pieces of animal bone, a cowtail, an eagle wing, the foot of another human, and, most curiously, some fifty tortoise shells deliberately arranged around the woman's body - all tell-tale signs, experts say, of her lofty social status at the time. "This is something very special; it stands apart," says Leore Grosman, the project's lead archaeologist.
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Dr. Ruth ping.
The great great great great...grandmother of some cat lady.
Those cats have more chairs than I do.
Tell me that is photoshopped...
Are we sure that some tribe of Native Americans will not claim this as one of their “sacred ancestors”, like “Kennewick Man”?
Or worse, some tribe of Bedouins that have been wandering up and down that strip of land since long before Moses, and wants to use the presence of these remains to “prove” their right to occupy the land into perpetuity, and exclude newcomers like Abraham or Moses.
Only the shaman knows.
A roomful of cats, most studiously ignoring each other.
Earliest known shaman grave site found: study[Israel]
Reuters | 03 Nov 2008 | Reuters
Posted on 11/03/2008 11:01:34 AM PST by BGHater
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Didn’t see it in a search.