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Artefact of the Day 16/7

July 17, 2015

IMG_4607Doll w armsThe artefact of the day was found by Charlotta in the collapse layer in the eastern block just before the end of day (and the end of that context). It is a wooden doll that once had arms as well as legs. Dolls can be ritual as well as for play. Sometimes they are made in the image of a person, and can take that person’s place if s/he is absent from a special occasion. We have over 100 dolls recovered from the site so far, some of them very life like, other with emotional expressions, and even some with multiple faces – they are clearly made for different purposes still unknown to us. This is the first doll we’ve found that had all of its limbs.The face is very simply carved but is nevertheless expressive.

Charlotta

One Comment leave one →
  1. Marilyn permalink
    July 18, 2015 00:49

    Ahhhhhhh . . .

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