Old, oooold lady figurine found (whole!) in Neolithic city.

Daily Sabah reports on the history-making implications of a very old, quite intact figurine found at a dig in Çatalhöyük:

The statuette, measuring 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) long and weighing one kilogram (2.2 pounds), is considered unique due to its intact form and fine craftsmanship; it dates back to about 5500-8000 BC, a statement said.

The figurine, which is made of marmoreal stone and considered to be part of a ritual, was discovered by the international team of archaeologists working on site led by Professor Ian Hodder, anthropologist at Stanford University in the U.S.

She’s about 7,000 years old, quite ample, and well-preserved enough that you can just about make out her facial expression.

Photos at the link.

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