[Ads-l] Earliest ideographic writing?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 26 11:30:47 UTC 2015


Maybe saying "hair" would have been indelicate.

But apparently they're not even sure that the "triangles" `are real or, if
they are, whether they mean anything at all.

Anyway, isn't designating a woman's grave by a mere representation of her
pubic hair, you know, sexist?

And if masculine graves were marked only by a corresponding symbol,
wouldn't that suggest that these people saw raw sexuality as the most
important aspect of their humanity?

Which arguably would  be ahead of their time....

JL



On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 12:27 AM, Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:

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> V-shaped pubic bone?  Which isn't v-shaped and paleolithic people probably
> never saw, anyway?  Female pubic hair pattern, that I could believe.
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> WB: That red-tinted limestone block with triangular engraving? Making a
> V-shape? Representing the female pubic bone?
> Gotta be the long-lost, pink hood ornament from Wilma Flintstone's Volvo.
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