nothing in any of alvin's retorts (which he collectively refers to as "information"), had any connection to the venus of willendorf, unless the empty photobucket pics attached carried anything pertinent.
it just so happens he now changes his avatar--quite conveniently given he never answered the question directly.
I posted information from a book on the subject which linked the Venus statues with other forms of worship including the Black Madonna and the Krishna...but I guess that you didn't read it...
I can repost the link again if you'd like...it seems that you want to argue an issue that is pretty tertiary....
Is it against the law to have a Venus avatar? Am I somehow breaking DHP rules????
you are getting testy over a pretty petty issue...oh well...
This is a pretty good book on the subject:
WHEN GOD WAS A WOMAN
Women must play active role in Haiti’s recovery – UN experts
February 2010 – Women must be given a key role in all aspects of the emergency relief effort in earthquake-ravaged Haiti for it to be effective and to protect the human rights of the most vulnerable, a United Nations committee warned today.
“The needs and capabilities of women must be taken into consideration in all sectors and clusters of the emergency response, as the role of women in early recovery is critical to effective implementation and long term sustainability,” said Naéla Mohamed Gabr, who heads the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
Haiti was rocked on 12 January by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated its capital, Port-au-Prince, with the Government confirming that at least 150,000 people have perished, thousands more are still buried under the rubble and an even larger number made homeless.
CEDAW said in a statement that following such natural disasters the responsibilities of women are greater on account of their roles as caretakers of children, the elderly, the disabled, the injured and other survivors.
“Whilst the strength and resilience of women are in high demand following such emergencies, they cannot adequately fulfil these roles if their basic needs are unmet and if decision-makers ignore them,” said Ms. Gabr. “If women are to look after the needs of others, their own safety, dignity, health and nutritional concerns must be met as well.”
The Committee also noted that in a time of heightened stress, lawlessness and homelessness, women face an increased threat of violence and find it harder to support themselves and other survivors in their care.
“The protection of human rights of women is as important as providing immediate medical attention, food and shelter,” stressed Ms. Gabr in a statement urging emergency assistance teams to put in place a coordinated security system to protect women and children.
Days after the tremor, the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) issued a call for close to $2 million – as part of the world body’s overall $575 million flash appeal – to provide urgently needed services for the protection of women and their families, especially the construction of women’s shelters and expansion of emergency services.
that's amazing alvin.
while archaeologists continue to debate and speculate on it's origin -- you have reached a hypothesis unsubstantiated by the very excerpts you posted.
i guess when you are looking for moor, you will always (only) find it
ScienceDaily (July 19, 2007) — New research published in the journal Nature (19 July) has proved the single origin of humans theory by combining studies of global genetic variations in humans with skull measurements across the world. The research, at the University of Cambridge and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), represents a final blow for supporters of a multiple origins of humans theory
Scientists reveal face of the first European
The head was rebuilt in clay based on an incomplete skull and jawbone discovered in a cave in the south west of the Carpathian Mountains in Romania by potholersErik Trinkaus, professor of anthropology at Washington University in Missouri, said the jaw was the oldest, directly-dated modern human fossil. "Taken together, the material is the first that securely documents what modern humans looked like when they spread into Europe," he said.
"What you hear you forget, what you see you remember, What you do you understand"
Now, researchers have revealed that men and women weren't equal partners in that exodus. By tracing variations in the X chromosome and in the non-sex chromosomes, the researchers found evidence that men probably outnumbered women in that migration.
PARIS – Men significantly outnumbered women in the "out-of-Africa" migration some 60,000 years ago that eventually populated the rest of the world, according to a new study.
now if you can stay on topic we were discussing the venus of willendorf.Competing theories on the origins of anatomically modern humans claim that either humans originated from a single point in Africa and migrated across the world, or different populations independently evolved from homo erectus to home sapiens in different areas.
Several small, corpulent figures have been found during archaeological excavations of the Upper Paleolithic, the Venus of Willendorf, perhaps, being the most famous.  It is estimated to have been carved 24,000-22,000 BCE. Some archaeologists believe they were intended to represent goddesses, while others believe that they could have served some other purpose. These figurines predate the available records of the goddesses listed below as examples by many thousands of years, so although they seem to conform to the same generic type, it is not clear whether they, indeed, were representations of a goddess or that, if they are, there was any continuity of religion that connects them with Middle Eastern and Classical deities.