Skip to comments.Hundreds of Neolithic Artifacts Found at Koutroulou Magoula
Posted on 01/10/2013 7:01:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Koutroulou Magoula is located near the Greek village of Neo Monastiri, some 160 miles from Athens. The site was occupied from 5,800 to 5,300 BC by a community of a few hundred people.
The archaeologists found clay figurines all over the site, with some located on wall foundations. They believe their purpose was to convey and reflect ideas about a communitys culture, society and identity.
Figurines were thought to typically depict the female form, but our find is not only extraordinary in terms of quantity, but also quite diverse male, female and non-gender specific ones have been found and several depict a hybrid human-bird figure, explained Prof Yannis Hamilakis, co-Director of the Koutroulou Magoula Archaeology and Archaeological Ethnography project...
According to the scientists, Koutroulou Magoula people made architecturally sophisticated houses from stone and mud-bricks. They appear to have rebuilt their homes on the same building footprint generation after generation, and there is also evidence that some of the houses were unusual in their construction.
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Clay figurines found at the Neolithic archaeological site of Koutroulou Magoula (University of Southampton)
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Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
Left overs from ancient toy store?
Well, Mrs. Fredrickson, I hope you are ashamed of your nasty comments about those clay figures I made in sixth grade art class. Take a look at these beauties. You said my green clay pancake was “the most unoriginal item ever turned in” to you. These ain’t much better. Their teachers probably didn’t scar them for life with nasty comments. OK. Maybe my red snake clay figurine wasn’t as good as that one guy’s sculpture, but he didn’t give her any arms!
The smell of clay still makes me nachos......Natchez......sick.
She probably remembered making the originals.
I wrapped the green clay pancake around the red clay snake and called it MOLDY BUN HOT DOG and won third place in the school art show.
Clear evidence of a nose fetish, I’d say.
You wanna sell 'em? OK, let me call a buddy of mine who is an expert in Neolithic Greek figurines . . .
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