Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Cro Magnon Religion

The Venus of Willendorf
The Cro Magnon people left no written records about themselves, however they replaced the Neanderthals over 30,000 years ago. So what do we know about this prehistoric forerunner to the Homosapiens?

Similar to the Neanderthals, they buried tools, weapons, and ornaments with their dead. This is all according to finds documented by the research of archaeologists. Consequently, the graves also furnished some bizarre, yet interesting artifacts including bones painted red. This was, of course, interpreted as a concern for the afterlife. Also, some of the bodies discovered have been placed in the fetal position, thus indicating a possible desire for rebirth.



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