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Summary

Cache of plaster statue

Class:

  • Building (other)
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Uriah from Ain Ghazal

Ain Ghazal Statue

Amos from Ain Ghazal

Ain Ghazal Statue

Zeina from Ain Ghazal

Ain Ghazal Statue

Ain Ghazal, Cache of Statues I

Cache of statues.

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The most interesting discovery at Ain Ghazal were the caches of plaster statues intentionally buried beneath the floor of long-abandoned houses. According carbon c-14 this deposists was placed ca 6,570 +/- 110 BC.

Sources:

  1. Kathryn W. Tubb, The statues of 'Ain Ghazal: discovery, recovery and reconstruction, Archaeology International. 5 2001, pp. 47-50 - http://www.ai-journal.com/articles/abstract/10.5334/ai.0514/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Ain_Ghazal_Statueshttps://web.archive.org/web/20070221174052/http://menic.utexas.edu/ghazal/
  3. Keffie Feldman, Ain-Ghazal (Jordan) Pre-pottery Neolithic B Period pit of lime plaster human figures, in: Brown.edu. (n.d.). Ain-Ghazal (Jordan) Pre-pottery Neolithic B Period pit of lime plaster human figures. [online] Available at: https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/cosurses/architecturebodyperformance/326.html [Accessed 17 Dec. 2015].