Archaeology of Mother Earth Sites and Sanctuaries through the Ages

Rethinking symbols and images, art and artefacts from history and prehistory

G. Terence Meaden


This book includes papers from a session on ‘Mother Earth’ sites presented at the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the European Association of Archaeologists in Valetta, Malta, in September 2008. The papers discussed the various forms of evidence not only from definite ‘Mother Earth’ sites but from others for which an expression of a divine feminine princAle, personified as belief in an Earth Mother or other female deity, may be inferred as possible or sometimes likely—especially where the work is based on new discoveries.