Nature in society: reflections over a Mesolithic sculpture of a fossilised shell

@article{Glrstad2004NatureIS,
  title={Nature in society: reflections over a Mesolithic sculpture of a fossilised shell},
  author={H{\AA}kon Gl{\O}rstad and H. A. Nakrem and Vanja T{\O}rhaug},
  journal={Norwegian Archaeological Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={110 - 95}
}
The paper presents a sculpture made of a fossilised shell. It was found during an excavation at the site Torpum 9b in Østfold, south‐eastern Norway. The site and thereby the figure are dated to the late Mesolithic period. The sculpture is interpreted as an essence of female attributes, that is the hips and pelvis of a female human with the genitalia marked. This interpretation requires a discussion of the relations between general principles and actual historical situations. The interest in… Expand
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