The Goddess of Sha'ar Hagolan: Excavations at a Neolithic Site in Israel (Hardcover)
by Yosef Garfinkel (Author)
106 color photos.
Publisher: Israel Exploration Society (2004)
The ancient settlement of Sha'ar Hagolan in the Jordan Valley has been intensively excavated in recent years and now is considered the main center of prehistoric art in Israel--and possibly the world. Some 300 art objects, including 70 human-formed figurines made of fired clay and stone, have been uncovered. The most striking of these, a goddess portrayed with wide hips and rolls of fat, is presented here along with the compelling story of the archaeological expedition and its other finds--among them, large courtyard houses and the earliest street network discovered in Israel.