Friday, December 17, 2010

Paleolithic and Neolithic Venuses












Venus of Dolni, Wilendorf and Lespugne,




The Venus was discovered logically, in Brassempouy, is a village in the Landas, south of France.  
Although the discovery took place in late nineteenth century, long before modern archaeological techniques were modernized, the context of the figurine has been checked by all possible means. Thanks to that there is no doubt that the Gravettian Venus Brassempouy belongs to one of the oldest cultures in the Upper Paleolithic, between 29000 and 22000 years old, although it says that another discoverer of data between 26000 and 24000 years old.  

The Venus of Brassempouy was carved from mammoth ivory. It measures 3.65 inches high, 2.2 inches wide and 1.9 inches thick.

The name of my Venus isn’t Venus of Brassempouy, mine is Venus number 10, But I didn’t know what’s her name. So Mingo told me that I had to do the Venus of Brassempouy, because it’s similar. aa.

Saw this activity carried out by LaSalle San Fernando School in Cadiz and some others in USA and was very curious to do it myself, it's been cool.

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WEB QUEST

a. Use internet to identify as many of the names of these statuettes, place where they were found and age.
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School name Country school year
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b. Carve a figurine after one of those models in clay.
- Take a picture of your statuette,
- Write a report about that venus, including

  1. Name of the original venus,
  2. Location where it was found and a map.
  3. Approximate age of the figurine
  4. Dimensions, size, approximately as well.
  5. Name of the Venus that you created,
  6. Other comments






This Venus is called Olisbo; Was found in Dolní Vestonice, República Checa.
This Venus is dated in 27,000 a.C. This venus statuette is sixteen centimeters long and three centimeters wide, but there are parts that are wider than the other. The top is 2.5 centimeters and the middle part seven centimeters wide.

This Venus is shaped like a dildo, and the information I have achieved is thanks to the name of "comforter”. The archaeologists who found the Venus decided it was a typical Paleolithic Venus, but stylized (though they can not explain the cross striations). This Paleolithic Venus there has little information, because I've been looking and can not find. Must be one of the least known Venus.

The name we put to the Venus that I created is: “Olisalba”.

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The Venus of Willendorf, is a female anthropomorphic statue of 20,000 or 22,000 years old. The work bears the name of the site on the banks of the Danube where it was discovered in 1908 byarchaeologist Josef Austrian Szombathy.

The figure of the naked woman of about 11.1 inches high, 5.7 wide and 4.5 inches thick with 15 in circumference and plump, wascarved monolithic oolitic limestone, which is not local in the regionPainted with red ocher.

The nickname which is known (Venus) cause rejection of somecurrent students who fail to see in this figure with obesity featuresthe classic image of beauty. Christopher Witcombe, a professor at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, for example, suggests that "theironic identification of these figures with" prehistoric beauty ideals"satisfied with current concepts (at the time it was discovered), onwhat was primitive man, on women and the aesthetic sense. Other authors have great reluctance to identify her as the MotherEarth from the Upper Paleolithic European culture because it isimpossible to find evidence for such speculation. Some suggest that the bulk represents a high social status in a hunter-gatherersociety and that, besides the obvious reference to fertility, the image could be also a symbol of safety, success and wellbeing.

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just wanted to update this entry with this picture from a sculpture which seems to follow a cannon of  female beauty that goes  back to the paleolithic and Neolithic venuses and I found delightful

21 comments:

Alejandro A.B. said...

Missing corrections of web quest!!

LiveScripts said...

Hi Alejandro,

i just wrote down a preliminary mark in my markbook, however, remember you are supposed to take a picture of your statuette, include the information i asked for and send it to me as soon as possible. thanks for your interest,

Mingo

angello said...

me gustan las figuritas

manel said...

Son unas fotos de figuras antiguas de barro i tratan del cuerpo humano. Son las figuras que representan como eran los hombres.
No me gustan porque son muy feas pero de ellas podemos sacar mucha imformacion.

Marta said...

En estas fotografias son un poco
" marranas".
Salen muchas cosas como que...tela.
Yo no pondria estas fotos ahi porque todo el mundo que se ponga en el blogspot lo vera.

Sasha said...

Ay mutchs fotos de esculturas de barro, yo eniendo que es una escuela que esta preparando una exposicio.

En les fotos salen mmutchas esculturas al estilo Africano acabadas de acer.

Creo que estan preparando una expocision sobre la escultura Africana muy bonita.

Anonymous said...

Estas figuras son muy raras , no crees?
Lo que no entiendo es porque le hacen unos pechos tan grandes. Si lo miras bien parece otra cosa.

Anonymous said...

creo que la primera fotografia también se podria referir a un hombre como los ojos i la cara

Anonymous said...

jordi vegas 3ºA:

This one is one of the Englishman's classes that we did quite types of venus paleolithic that they made us bring harcilla to be able to do the venus.

Anonymous said...

No se quien ha dicho anteriormente que la escuela preparaba una explosión de cultura africano.
En fin lo hemos hecho los alumnos de 3º de la ESO en clase de ingles. Este mismo blog es el de el profe, y la actividad consistía en buscar información (en ingles) de estas venus del neolítico/paleolítico.

Anonymous said...

We like the photo of Liberty Statue, because It's the most important statue of New York. But we don't like the photo of the choir, It hasn't been easy to find the names of venus.


Aleix i Xavi

Anonymous said...

pero que es eso?????????

Anonymous said...

es molt divertit

NUUUUR said...

These sculptures are Venus, and we did in english class. We were taught how venus Palaeolithic and Neolithic.

This photos are different Venus than we did in class.

I liked to do this Venus,was entertained. And I learn different things about all this that she didn't know

Anonymous said...

Mingo in this post shows we did the activity of the Venus of Neolithic and Paleolithic in class with clay and we had to look of they.

The pictures are some of the Venus we had to do, the class was a mess.

Educative and amused activity.

Dani Vera 3-A

Alba said...

In this link you can see some pictures of venus the Paleolithic and Neolithic. These pictures are the figures that the students in the class my English teacher made with clay. The activity consisted in seeking information about a particular venus and then choose one and make it with clay. Then had to seek information on the venus to tell me about choice and make a picture. Finally, we had to send it to the teacher.

In my opinion this activity is very good because this way inlges and also learn some history, and also do not do the same thing and changed a bit routine.

David said...

McDermott proved this piece was not a phallus in any way by correctly interpreting the cross striations as marks representative of the passage of the moon. When viewed correctly, this is an ephemeris, a calculating device for expecting mothers so they can can predict when they will be bearing their children based on what their bodies looked like from their own point of view..

LiveScripts said...

How interesting McDermott's explanation is about the purpose of this figurine. sure enough he must be right.

but i don't see why this figurine couldn't work also as a representation of both a big-breasted goddess of fertility and a phallus, which would be sublime.

it seems to me like we want to insist on the fact that pre-historic tribes were primitive and dumb so they don't have anything to teach us, members of a society technologically superior in all aspects.

thanks a lot for your comment and interest, please feel free to drop by and let us know what you think.

Mingo

hhhhb@t-online.de said...

The olisbo is not "shaped like" a dildo. It is ! a dildo. Its not an oversophisticated theoretical theological Thing, but a very practical useful Sextoy.which pleased every stoneaged woman, and even nowadays in natural societies.Only in the Christian/Muslim/Mosaic sexophobic Societies they call it Venus/Goddess or so.

Ibarguchi said...

The Venus called Olisbo is not a Venus. Have you seen a ventral part of a snake? Do you know that a snake have two pennis?

Inspector de paisajes said...

The Venus called Olisbo that Was found in Dolní Vestonice, República Checa, is not a venus. Have you seen a ventral part of a snake? Do you know that a snake has two pennis?
The Venus is a Snake.