Archaeology - Venus Figurines

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  • Created on: 17-06-15 09:26

Venus Figurines

  • Venus figurine is any Upper Palaeolithic statuette portraying a woman with exaggerated physical features. Most have been unearthed in Europe, but others have been found as far away as Siberia, extending their distribution across much of Eurasia.
  • Most of them date from the Gravettian period (28,000–22,000 years ago), but examples exist as early as at least 35,000 years to the Aurignacian.
  • The majority of the Venus figurines appear to be depictions of females that follow certain artistic conventions, on the


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