Saturday, August 22, 2009

Orkney Goddess?

Orkney Today has just reported that Scotland's earliest human figure has been found at an Historic Scotland excavation at the Links of Notland on the island of Westray. The figure is carved from sandstone and measures just 3.5cm by 3cm so it can easily be held in the hand. A pair of circles representing breasts can clearly be seen and the body carries typical neolithic crossed markings. The Scotsman adds a possible date to the story saying the figurine is between 4,500 and 5,000 years old.

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