Discovery of 9,000-year-old Cultic Sites Changes Our Understanding of the Evolution of Worship

Discovered belatedly in the inhospitable heart of the desert, the sites, featuring brazenly sexual elements, indicate that the desert peoples developed worship over a millennium before the farming folk.

comments Print
An “explosion” of Neolithic cult sites, representing fertility and ancestral worship, has been belatedly noticed and studied in the inhospitable desert mountains of southern Israel – and is changing our...