ENTRY 6

280,000-250,000 The Berekhat Ram Figures

INTRODUCTORY CITATIONS

Oldest Worship.

The oldest cosmologies, like the oldest worship

of concretely represented deities,

typically start with a primal goddess.

(HG: 24.)

Berekhat Ram Figure.

Substantiating archaeological and genetic evidence

now clearly demonstrates that symbolic female objects

were humanly produced and used by Neanderthal clans.

Great Goddess.

The focal figure of all mythology and worship

was the bountiful goddess Earth,

as the mother and nourisher of life

and receiver of the dead for rebirth.

(MOG: 7.)

 

Tan-Tan and Berekhat Ram.

Positions dark female figures at

‘the center of spiritual life during this period.’

ENTRY NARRATIVE

Following the Moroccan dark mother Tan-Tan c. 500,000-300,000 BCE, the Berekhat Ram female is the second oldest representational art figure to date. It measures 35 mm in length and was discovered between 1981-1982 CE at Golan Heights, in Israel. * (BRF: 328.) As the Berekhat Ram figure plus an extensive repertoire of personal ornaments, ochre, and embellished bone tools have been gathered, analyzed and dated from this Acheulian site, there is little doubt that these items/figures were intentionally modified. (NLBR: 163.) The grooves and modified pebbles support a high degree of assemblage capabilities “both in terms of technology and values of symmetry and shape.” (FFA: 11.) The human hand and finger bones were capable of precision grips that evolved alongside of tool making. (PE: 40-41.) Additionally, Marshack reminds us that by “conventional assumption, there should be no depictive imagery at this date” which adds to the argument that this Berekhat Ram figure also had special significance. (BRF: 328.) (BRF: 327-337; FAA: 411.)

* Originally the Levant.

 

Substantiating archaeological and genetic evidence clearly demonstrates that symbolic female objects were humanly produced and used by Neanderthal Homo (neanderthalensis) clans. Also, given that the oldest representational art from Tan-Tan c. 500,000 – Berekhat Ram c. 300,000 BCE and up through the next quarter of a million years was female, it positions dark female figures at “the center of spiritual life during this period.” (RDW: 9.) As the Berekhat Ram includes ochre plus other Afrocentric (dark mother) attributes, the evidence is hard to ignore. (NLBR: 123-67; BRF: 327-338; FAA: 411.)

ENTRY 6 GODDESS SITES AND ARTIFACT IMAGE COLLECTIONS

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GSA IMAGE REFERENCES

IMAGE: BEREKHAT RAM: GOLAN HEIGHTS, ISRAEL.

 

ILLUSTRATION © GSA DESCRIPTION: BEREKHAT RAM FIGURE FROM GOLAN HEIGHTS: SECOND OLDEST REPRESENTATIONAL ART FIGURE THAT HAS BEEN DISCOVERED. SLIDE LOCATION OCHER (OCHRE) DISK, 280,000- 250,000 BCE. ON LOCATION: GLOBAL RESEARCH OF BEREKHAT RAM.

 

PHOTO NOTE: ILLUSTRATION.

 

NOTE 1: “SINCE THE BEREKHAT RAM INCLUDES OCHER (OCHRE) PLUS OTHER AFRICAN DARK MOTHER FIGURE ATTRIBUTES, THE EVIDENCE IS HARD TO IGNORE” (RGS). (NLBR: 123-67; BRF: 327-337; FAA: 411.)

 

NOTE 2: SELECTED EXAMPLES OF AFRICAN DARK MOTHERS DISCUSSED IN REGENESIS ARE: TAN-TAN; THE BEREKHAT RAM; BRASSEMPOUY; WILLENDORF; LAUSSEL; DOLNI VESTONICE AND LESPUGUE. (SOURCE: ENTRY ABOVE.) (EKP: 89- 135.)

 

PHOTO NOTE: FOR FURTHER BEREKHAT RAM RESEARCH AND IMAGES: RESOURCE: (ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE & ART.) RESOURCE: (MUSEUM ART RESOURCE.)

 

PHOTO NOTE: ILLUSTRATOR, TAMARA THEBERT.

IMAGE: STONE CIRCLES: GOLAN HEIGHT, ISRAEL. IN 1981-1982, THE BEREKHAT RAM WAS DISCOVERED AT GOLAN HEIGHTS, ORIGINALLY IN THE LEVANT. SLIDE LOCATION BIB ARCH, SHEET 1, ROW 4, SLEEVE 2, SLIDE #17, 280,000-250,000

 

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 LOCATION: STONE CIRCLES: GOLAN HEIGHT, ISRAEL. PHOTO NOTE:

PHOTO NOTE: © BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY (1989).

IMAGE: TAN-TAN: MOROCCO.

ILLUSTRATION: © GSA.

DESCRIPTION: DARK MOTHER TAN-TAN, MOROCCO.

 

500,000-300,00 BCE. ON LOCATION: GLOBAL RESEARCH OF DARK MOTHER TAN-TAN, MOROCCO.

 

PHOTO NOTE: ILLUSTRATION. NOTE 1: SELECTED EXAMPLES OF AFRICAN DARK MOTHERS DISCUSSED IN REGENESIS ARE: TAN-TAN; THE BEREKHAT RAM; BRASSEMPOUY; WILLENDORF; LAUSSEL; DOLNI VESTONICE AND LESPUGUE) (WKP: 11-26- 05; EKP: 89-135). (SOURCE: ENTRY ABOVE PHOTO NOTE: ILLUSTRATOR, TAMARA THEBERT.

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