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Translated title of the contribution: Obesity in paleolithic era, as portrayed on sculptures

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In this paper I present 100 neolithic figurines (97 female and 3 male) made of ivory, mammuth bone, calc and other substances. The sculptures found on great territories of Eurasia, from Pirenees to Lake Baikal and the river Amur. More than half (57.3%) of the idols show various types of female obesity. However, they are named ironically "Venuses". The figurines are described and speculation underlying the reason for these construction and uses are presented.

Translated title of the contributionObesity in paleolithic era, as portrayed on sculptures
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)2309-2314
Number of pages6
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - Dec 7 2008

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