Head Of A Small Rodent.


In this period 5800 BC, the people living in the newly formed villages started to keep immense quantities of grain in community storehouses. There is no doubt a relationship between their new way of life and the appearance of ornaments, like this pendant, in the shape of small wild animals, for all kinds of little grain-eating rodents seem to have been attracted to the granaries. The archaeological remains of such buildings reveal numerous skeletons of these animals, which seem to have taken advantage of humans’ agricultural activity from the very beginning.

  • Material: Alabaster.

  • Item Dimensions: 3: 1.5: 1.5 cm

  • Date : 5800 BC

  • Excavated from: El-Kowm

  • Archaeological Mission:

  • Archaeological Museum Of Palmyra – 2011

Excavation Site Location

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  • Literature by Michel Fortin | Syria land of civilization

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