was i a toy, a charm to help crops grow, or a religious icon? Today, some feminist and New Age Groups believe that all Stone Age cultures worshipped a great Mother Goddess. They point to this figurine as an important piece of evidence. Many archaeologists are not so sure.
"The famous seated 'Mother Goddess' was found in a grain bin-perhaps this has something to do with fertility, but we have no suggestion that grain bins were symbolically important. It is quite likely that the figurines and statuettes had a range of different functions. But for most of them it is difficult to argue for any special symbolic significance."
ian hodder - program director

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