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Still more significant is Gerasimov's discovery, at Mal'ta, in Siberia, of a "village" whose rectangular houses were divided into two halves, the right half reserved for men (only objects of masculine use were found), and the left half belonging to the women; the female statuettes come only from this section. Their homologues in the male quarters represent birds, but some of them have been interpreted as phalluses. 30 29. Franz Hancar, "Zum Problem der Venusstatuetten in eurasiatischen Jungpaliiolithikum," pp.
They are carved summarily, with an abdomen of exaggerated size and a head without features. The examples discovered at Mezine are strongly stylized; some of them can be interpreted as female forms reduced to geometric elements (this type is documented elsewhere in central Europe); others very probably represent birds. The figurines are decorated with various geometric designs, among others the swastika. To explain their possible religious function, Hancar has cited the fact that certain hunting tribes of northern Asia make small anthropomorphic sculptures called dzuli.
On the domestication of animals, see Miiller-Karpe, Handbuch, vol. 2, pp. 250 ff. ; see Fred Wendorf, S. Rushdi, and R. Schild, "Egyptian Prehistory: Some New Concepts," Science 169 (1970): 1161-71. 12. See, for example, the figurine found at Ain Sakhri (Anati, Palestine, p. 160). Now see Jacques Cauvin, Religions neolithiques, pp. 21 ff. 13. One of these tombs can be regarded as the earliest megalithic monument in the world (Anati, Palestine, p. 172). On Einan, see Miiller-Karpe, Handbuch, vol.