Archaeology and Fertility Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean: First International Conference on Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean. University of

Archaeology and Fertility Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean: First International Conference on Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean. University of

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The papers in this volume derive from the First International Conference on Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean (Malta, 1985). The field remains divided between the view supporting the existence of a universal belief in an all-pervading and all-embracing Mother Goddess - of which the fertility cult is just one, albeit important, aspect - and the view questioning the very bases of that theory. This conference showed that there seems to be a greater disposition for further dialogue. The fertility content in Near Eastern and Classical religions remains indisputable. The conference proved to be also, not accidentally, of special significance to Maltese archaeology. The volume is divided into four sections: Section I. Prehistory; Section II. Prehistory, Malta; Section III. Phoenician and Near Eastern Religions; Section IV. The Greco-Roman World.


1. Preface (by Bonanno, Anthony); 2. List of Members, With Addresses; 3. Opening Addresses; 4. The Question of Fertility Cults (by Anati, Emmanuel); 5. Old Europe: Sacred Matriarchy or Complementary Opposition? (by Hayden, Brian); 6. Philosophical Paradigms of Fertility Cult Interpretations: Philosophical Perspectives on Seasonal Goddesses (by Straaten, Zak van); 7. Ancient Religions in the Context of Cultural Types (by Lobell, Mimi); 8. Problemes d'interpretation des Objets Miniatures de Dikili Tash (Neolithique Recent) (by Marangou, Christina); 9. Seated Clay Figurines from the Neolithic Period, Israel (by Noy, Tamar); 10. Cultic Finds From the Middle Copper Age of Western Hungary -connections With South East Europe (by Banffy, Eszter); 11. Fecondite et Pratiques Funeraires en egee a L'age du Bronze (by Laffineur, Robert); 12. Of Earrings, Swallows and Theran Ladies (by Tzachili, Iris); 13. Une Influence des Religions Mediterraneennes? Anthropomorphes, Zoomorphes et Pictogrammes Dans la Moitie Sud de la France Au 8eme S. AV. J.C. (by Pautreau, Jean-Pierre); 14. The Prehistoric Maltese Achievement and its Interpretation (by Renfrew, Colin); 15. The Significance of the Nudity, Obesity and Sexuality of the Maltese Goddess Figures (by Biaggi, Cristina); 16. The Megalithic Temples of Malta: An Anthropological Perspective (by Sorlini, Giulia Battiti); 17. New Views on the Hypogeum and Tarxien (by Ferguson, Ian F.G.); 18. Two Relief-carvings of Chalcolithic Malta (by Cutajar, Dominic); 19. Uni-ashtarte and Tanit-iuno Caelestis: Two Phoenician Goddesses of Fertility Reconsidered From Recent Archaeological Discoveries (by Hvidberg-Hansen, F.O.); 20. Egyptian Fertility Magic Within Phoenician and Punic Culture (by Hulbl, Gonther); 21. Fertility Cult in Ancient Ugarit (by Lipinski, Edward); 22. An Ugaritic Text Related to the Fertility Cult (KTU 1.23) (by Segert, Stanislav); 23. Fertility as Blessing and Infertility as Curse in the Ancient Near East and the Old Testament (by Rooy, H.F. van); 24. The Israelite Religious Centre of Kuntillet 'Ajrud, Sinai (by Meshel, Zev); 25. Les Cultes de la FevconditLev/Fertilitev Dans La Grevce Des Citevs (by Leveque, Pierre); 26. Le Tombeau D'amphion et de Zethos et les Fruits de Dionysos (by Rocchi, Maria); 27. Two Altars Dedicated to Demeter: The Goddess of Fertility (by Anabolu, Mukerrem (Usman)); 28. Archeologie et Cultes de Fertilite dans la Religion Romaine: (Des Origines a La Fin de la Republique) (by Glay, Marcel Le); 29. Les Divinites Feminines de la Fertilite et de la Fecondite En hispania Pendant L'epoque Romaine (by Mayer, Marc); 30. The Representation of the Serpent in Ancient Iberia (by Bru Romo, Margarita); 31. Juno and Fertility at the Sanctuary of Tas-silg, Malta (by Velia, Horatio Cr.); 32. Figures; 33. Plates; 34. Notes on Figures; 35. Notes on Plates

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