posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:57 AM
lord you people make a lot of assumptions. matriarchal female worship societies, maybe, who the heck knows. the women aren't always all that big in
cave paintinggs but who knows. it seems a complex answer that doesn't take into account the practicalities of the task.
anyone who has ever carved or whittled will tell you that a big round curve is the easiest curve to manage with a wide blunt knife, especially when
working to the scale this statuette is carved.
the people who carved this were using stone to do so. wide, blunt blades.
men, by nature, spend their free time in idle, insular tasks while women spend their free time in idle social tasks. men will sit whittling absently
while women are more likely to sit chatting.
isn't it just possible that the reason that this statue is a heavy set woman is because it was a piece of ivory some ancient man whittled absently
one rainy day while sitting beside the fire, and given the practicalities of the tools he had to hand, he was limited in the details he could
and that this same set of circumstances is true for most of the venus statues found?
seems more likely to me that a pan european, asian and african mother worship cult.