The earth mother of all neolithic discoveries 
 

French archaeologists have discovered an extremely rare example of a  neolithic “earth mother” figurine on the banks of the river Somme.
The 6,000-year-old statuette is 8in high, with imposing buttocks and  hips but stubby arms and a cone-like head. Similar figures have been  found before in Europe but rarely so far north and seldom in such a  complete and well-preserved condition.

The earth mother of all neolithic discoveries

French archaeologists have discovered an extremely rare example of a neolithic “earth mother” figurine on the banks of the river Somme.

The 6,000-year-old statuette is 8in high, with imposing buttocks and hips but stubby arms and a cone-like head. Similar figures have been found before in Europe but rarely so far north and seldom in such a complete and well-preserved condition.

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