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34,000 Year Old Ivory Venus Discovered In Saxony-Anhalt

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posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 08:46 AM
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So far I can find only German articles on this. Here is a google translation:


34,000-year-old ivory Venus discovered

Figurine is the oldest ivory sculpture outside southern Germany

Sensation find: Archaeologists have discovered in Saxony-Anhalt Palaeolithic fragments of a Venus figure. The carefully crafted pieces of ivory are around 34,000 years old and resemble the famous Venus of the High Rock. So they are a real rarity. Because figurative art from this time was previously known only from caves of the Swabian Alb. The new find now represents the oldest known ivory sculpture outside southern Germany.



Projection of the Breitenbacher ivory fragments on the thighs and breasts of Venus vom Hohle Fels and a Venusfigur made of ivory from the Russian site Kostenki

© J. Lipták / MAE RAS

The Paleolithic site Breitenbach near Zeitz in Saxony-Anhalt is a true treasury for archaeologists: The site is considered one of the oldest ivory workshops in the world. Here, our ancestors processed mammoth ivory around 34,000 years ago and made tiny beads out of it, for example. But that's not all: Artful sculptures apparently already belonged to the repertoire of the artists living there, as a unique find now shows. 

Fragments of a Venus 


For in 2012 discovered ivory fragments from Breitenbach have now turned out to be fragments of a so-called Venus figure. The three small, only between 1.4 and 1.8 centimeters large fragments appear at first glance, although very inconspicuous, but have been carefully edited and polished. 

And: They can be easily assigned completely preserved figures similar to the famous Venus of the High Rock . This ivory sculpture is considered the oldest example of figurative art worldwide and was found a few years ago in the Swabian Alb .



Oldest find outside southern Germany 


The finding of Olaf Jöris of the Research Center for Human Behavioral Evolution "Monrepos" in Neuwied and his colleagues is a small sensation: So far, sculptured statuettes from the time of the so-called Aurignacian culture were known only from caves in southern Germany.Later, figural sculptures can be found throughout the Eurasian space, as the team reports. 

The Venus figure of Breitenbach is thus the oldest known ivory sculpture, which was discovered outside of southern Germany. According to the researchers, this shows that figurative sculptures in Aurignacia are part of a tradition that was not limited to southern Germany alone - but spread beyond that by the end of this cultural phase at the latest. 

"Breitenbach is thus at the turning point of a transregional cultural upheaval, which can probably be understood as a change in the worldviews and social coexistence," it said in a statement.


34.000 Jahre alte Venus aus Elfenbein entdeckt


Here is an article from 2012 about the discovery of this site:

Oldest ivory workshop in the world discovered in Saxony-Anhalt




posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 09:55 AM
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Maybe it's because Thanksgiving was yesterday, but that first pic looks almost identical to the turkey I fried yesterday.....with bigger breast of course.

Nice find OP . S&F



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

Were ancient women just like Kim Kardasian or what? With the big boobs and asses?



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: pavil

When food supplies could be uncertain BBWs were regarded as extra spesh. Ripe for bearing children and all that.

Primal art is all about the plumpers, mother goddess gotta be ready to spawn



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: pavil

That just proves that rule 34 ist way older than the internet.



Hey psst, I hear those hunting trips can get real long and lonely... Wanna buy a figurine? I'll wrap it in moss - very discreet



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

It could well be paleolithic mobile porn. Can't have been cheap/a minor undertaking either - the Lion Man figurine took some 400 hours for a modern expert to recreate with period tools and materials iirc
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posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: skalla

Wait what??? Period tools? Are you telling me they carved those figurines with stone age femcare products?




posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: skalla
a reply to: pavil

When food supplies could be uncertain BBWs were regarded as extra spesh. Ripe for bearing children and all that.

Primal art is all about the plumpers, mother goddess gotta be ready to spawn


 



exacto-mundo


the Earth Goddess.... the Fertility Goddess sect was the global religion of the times

there have been hundreds of those fertile women statuettes found all over the globe... for 20,000 years the Neolithic tribes of men worshiped that figurine....
well before the Patriarch Religion Culture took over the Planet & brought War & Conflict as a byproduct of their Pagan religion with a GodMan instead of a Goddess....

the "Venus" designation is a stupid device to get clicks imho



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

Ossified. Means customers have to wait but it's a nightmare of clots otherwise



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 11:42 AM
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Big breasted chicks back then. What happened to humanity over the millennia? Perfect discussion for this week.



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: St Udio


the "Venus" designation is a stupid device to get clicks imho


Except the Venus designation predates "clicks".


The expression 'Venus' was first used in the mid-nineteenth century by the Marquis de Vibraye


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Interesting stuff but this whole thread is going to descend into a bunch of man-babies making snide remarks about fat women.

Oh wait...

It already has.
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posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: redhorse

Lighten up a touch perhaps, this is not one of the webs more sober destinations.

Eta.. you may be right, sorry. No one wants sanitary towel jokes. I do admire a big lass tho. Those cave dudes had it right
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posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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There is nothing 34,000 years old that is man made.



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

Were ancient women just like Kim Kardasian or what? With the big boobs and asses?


Women store the essential oils and fats used to make a babies brain around their butts. Big boobs indicate she can breast feed her babies. When the immune system is healthy, hair is thick. No thyroid or nutrition problems.

Or maybe the artists only knew how to sculpt round curves.



posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Big breasted chicks back then. What happened to humanity over the millennia? Perfect discussion for this week.



Times are a changin'!







posted on Nov, 24 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

Please, by all means feel free to use the scientific method to falsify all of the data and the dates ascribed to this and related artifacts if you're that confident of your position.



posted on Nov, 25 2017 @ 09:10 AM
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If you look at the above pictures ... there are these figures from 34.000 years ago and 30.000 years ago and 28.000 years ago. Interesting to see grand, slim, grand taking turns.



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