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Artefact of the Day 12/8

August 14, 2015

DSCF7472DSCF7474The artefact of the day created great excitement when Tricia found it in the abandonment layer. It was instantly given the name ‘Venus of Nunalleq’. (Venus figurines are a collective term used for voluptuous women statuettes dating back to the European paleolithic era). Our Venus is made of wood, and is missing a head (but that is not too uncommon among the paleolithic Venuses either). Generally the dolls we find have very anonymous bodies, it is usually the heads that show character, but this body is quite expressive. We also found a pregnant doll earlier this year.

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  1. Marilyn F. permalink
    August 14, 2015 13:53

    Super cool . . . great find.

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