While goddess mythologies proliferate and the public devours a stream of books by artists, psychotherapists, ecologists and enthusiastic amateurs, it is remarkable that the experts in the field of prehistory have remained largely silent. Did ...
goddess worship really exist? What actually remains from the earliest cultures, and what can it tell us?
Writing for general readers, historians and archologists review the most recent evidence on this controversy from Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt; "Old Europe;" Early North West Europe; "Celtic" civilization; the Prehistoric Aegean; Malta; the Ancient Near East; Old Testament Israel; atalhyk; and Archaic Greece, so that readers can make up their own minds.
First book accessibly written for the general reader in which archaeologists and scholars researching early civilizations discuss the actual evidence [or lack thereof] of goddess worship in the ancient world. This is a new approach to an important and popular subject, and the first to incorporate archaeological evidence.