EGroß Pampau, GR, c. 500,000 BP, Female Figurines / b)pampwtbdgds

Comment: Identified by Ursel Benekendorff as 'waterbird female' or 'waterbird goddess'. If so, this deity has a stunningly long tradition, re-emerging in the European Neolithic Bird Goddess and later Germanic and Celtic mythology.

Photo © Ursel Benekendorff. Collection Ursel Benekendorff. The site is documented in Benekendorff, U. (1990). From the information recorder stone to a picture book of the stone age. Archaeologische Berichten 20:14-28 and 43-65 (Elst, NL)

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