Unique human figurines in the world discovered in Jordan

Some of the flint statuettes from the Jordanian site. / Kharaysin archaeological team

“They were used 9,800 years ago in funeral rites”, says Bilbao archaeologist Juanjo Ibáñez, director of the team that made the discovery

Luis Alfonso Gámez

Spanish researchers, led by the Bilbao archaeologist Juanjo Ibáñez, have brought to light in Jordan dozens of human figurines that the inhabitants of a town used 9,800 years ago in funeral rituals. The pieces, between 2 and 5 centimeters, are made of flint, something that makes them unique, as the deposit from which they come,


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