Skip to comments.While digging a highway, Israeli archeologists find two figurines from the New Stone Age
Posted on 08/31/2012 6:33:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Two figurines from the New Stone Age (Pre-Pottery Neolithic B) were discovered in excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is currently conducting at the Tel Moza archaeological site, prior to work being carried out on the new Highway 1 from Sha'ar HaGai to Jerusalem by the National Roads Company.
According to Anna Eirikh and Dr. Hamoudi Khalaily, directors of the excavation at the site on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, "The figurines, which are 9,000-9,500 years old, were found near a large round building whose foundations were built of fieldstones and upper parts of the walls were apparently made of mud brick. The first figurine, in the shape of a ram with twisted horns, was fashioned from limestone and is c. 15 cm in size. The sculpting is extraordinary and precisely depicts details of the animal's image; the head and the horns protrude in front of the body and their proportions are extremely accurate. The body was made smooth and the legs of the figurine were incised in order to distinguish them from the rest of the body. The second figurine, which was fashioned on hard smoothed dolomite, is an abstract design; yet it too seems to depict a large animal with prominent horns that separate the elongated body from the head. The horns emerge from the middle of the head sideward and resemble those of a wild bovine or buffalo".
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Sweet find. Thanks for posting!
And Mrs. Ericsson threatened to give me an F in my 7th grade art class because she said my sculpture of a dog “showed the artistic ability of a monkey”. Well, who’s laughing now, Mrs. E? Look at these two sculptures!
“What’d you carve there, Bob?”
“Wow. Good one.”
Can most definitely tell this is a ram, but the other thing...not so much. It doesn’t look like an animal.
ROFL, and hahahahahahahahaha.
That`s a guinea pig.
She tried to talk down Jackson Pollack as well ... accused him of throwing paint. That damn woman was a fraud!
-——The sculpting is extraordinary and precisely depicts details -——
You apparently didn’t see the work through the eyes of the artist community, much less read the gushing description above.
As a mere 7th grader you had not developed the artistic soul of the person who sculpted these pieces. /s
What makes these artifacts “New Stone Age”?
Do they have a Flintstones trademark & are still in the wrapper?
Slammin’ rocks together to shape one as desired was the sound track of the Stone Age. :’)
“Slammin rocks together to shape one as desired was the sound track of the Stone Age. :)”
Wonder if that’s how the drum thing started, heheh.
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