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The saga of the cave men and the European archaeologist continues.

But seriously, how many times have I seen articles by archaeologists talking about how something is supposed to symbolize a vagina, but it's just a hole in a wall.

I suspect archaeologists just see vaginas everywhere.


30th September 2016

Tagged in Cave Men Europe


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1 year ago #9537132        
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"I suspect archaeologists just see vaginas everywhere."

Not everywhere. About half the time they see penises.

Schiffy

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12 months ago #9539200        
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Anything's a vagina if you're lonely enough.

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1 year ago #9537195        
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If it's just a hole in a rock, it's just a hole in a rock. But if it's a hole in a rock with just a disturbing amount of human DNA still in the bottom of it... it's a vagina.

12 months ago #9537672        
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@Theomniadept #9537353
"trying to stick your junk in a rock as if early cavemen just didn't feel friction down there"

The point of carving a vagina wouldn't necessarily have been about "sticking your junk in a rock", as you eloquenty put it.

In many cultures, vaginas were considered to have magical power and the act of showing your bare vagina - or vulva, rather - to someone was an act of power and magic: it could offer protection against demons, it could put a curse on something etc. In Finnish, baring your vagina to someone for magical purposes was called "harakointi", and if you wanted your children, cows, or something to have some magical protection, you could "harakoida", show them your bare vagina.

Vaginas could also be seen as a way to the mystical land where all the life originated from.

All this in mind, it would make sense that vaginas would feature in carvings as well as various kinds of relics of the past. While it's of course also possible that a vagina carving could be the result of a horny teenager's lack of other things to do back in the stone age, it's rather narrow-minded to question the existence of such carvings or to imply that "sticking your junk in a rock" would be the only likely reason for vagina carvings to have been created.

A woman banishing a demon (by Jean de La Fontaine)
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JOL

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12 months ago #9538427        
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When all you have is a hammer.... ;)

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Carewolf

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12 months ago #9537541        
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Well, considering everything pointy is considered phalic, it is only fair.

1 year ago #9537436        
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As an archaeologist myself, I can confirm archaeologists have the dirtiest of minds

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1 year ago #9537160        
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Except in their beds.

1 year ago #9537120        
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He's a man.
We see vaginas everywhere.

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Eckerman

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7 months ago #9605917        
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Some do...some see penises everywhere. Face it, most academics are so sexually repressed that they are obsessed with history's naughty bits...

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