Archaeology and Fertility Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean

First International Conference on Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean

University of Malta, 2–5 September 1985

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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.
[Not in series - Grüner, 15]  1986.  xii, 356 pp. incl. 103 figures
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: B.R. Grüner Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface
Anthony Bonanno
v–vi
List of Members, With Addresses
vii–viii
Opening Addresses
ix–xii
The Question of Fertility Cults
Emmanuel Anati
2–15
Old Europe: Sacred Matriarchy or Complementary Opposition?
Brian Hayden
17–30
Philosophical Paradigms of Fertility Cult Interpretations: Philosophical Perspectives on Seasonal Goddesses
Zak van Straaten
31–41
Ancient Religions in the Context of Cultural Types
Mimi Lobell
43–54
Problèmes d'interprétation des Objets Miniatures de Dikili Tash (Néolithique Récent)
Christina Marangou
55–61
Seated Clay Figurines from the Neolithic Period, Israel
Tamar Noy
63–67
Cultic Finds From the Middle Copper Age of Western Hungary -connections With South East Europe
Eszter Bánffy
69–77
Fécondité et Pratiques Funéraires en égée a L'âge du Bronze
Robert Laffineur
79–98
Of Earrings, Swallows and Theran Ladies
Iris Tzachili
99–104
Une Influence des Religions Méditerranéennes? Anthropomorphes, Zoomorphes et Pictogrammes Dans la Moitié Sud de la France Au 8eme S. AV. J.C.
Jean-Pierre Pautreau
105–116
The Prehistoric Maltese Achievement and its Interpretation
Colin Renfrew
118–130
The Significance of the Nudity, Obesity and Sexuality of the Maltese Goddess Figures
Cristina Biaggi
131–140
The Megalithic Temples of Malta: An Anthropological Perspective
Giulia Battiti Sorlini
141–150
New Views on the Hypogeum and Tarxien
Ian F.G. Ferguson
151–161
Two Relief-carvings of Chalcolithic Malta
Dominic Cutajar
163–167
Uni-ashtarte and Tanit-iuno Caelestis: Two Phoenician Goddesses of Fertility Reconsidered From Recent Archaeological Discoveries
F.O. Hvidberg-Hansen
170–195
Egyptian Fertility Magic Within Phoenician and Punic Culture
Gönther Hülbl
197–205
Fertility Cult in Ancient Ugarit
Edward Lipiński
207–216
An Ugaritic Text Related to the Fertility Cult (KTU 1.23)
Stanislav Segert
217–224
Fertility as Blessing and Infertility as Curse in the Ancient Near East and the Old Testament
H.F. van Rooy
225–235
The Israelite Religious Centre of Kuntillet 'Ajrud, Sinai
Zev Meshel
237–240
Les Cultes de la FévconditLév/Fertilitév Dans La Grévce Des Citévs
Pierre Lévêque
242–256
Le Tombeau D'amphion et de Zéthos et les Fruits de Dionysos
Maria Rocchi
257–266
Two Altars Dedicated to Demeter: The Goddess of Fertility
Mükerrem (Usman) Anabolu
267–271
Archeologie et Cultes de Fertilité dans la Religion Romaine: (Des Origines à La Fin de la République)
Marcel Le Glay
273–292
Les Divinités Feminines de la Fertilité et de la Fécondité En hispania Pendant L'époque Romaine
Marc Mayer and Isabel Rodá
293–304
The Representation of the Serpent in Ancient Iberia
Margarita Bru Romo and Ana Vazquez-Hoys
306–314
Juno and Fertility at the Sanctuary of Tas-silg, Malta
Horatio Cr. Velia
315–322
Figures
323–336
Plates
337–350
Notes on Figures
351–354
Notes on Plates
355–356
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