Photo: A picture released by Israel's Antiquity Authority shows some of the 50 tortoise shells alongside a 12,000-year-old skeleton of a female shaman during excavations in the Galilee area of northern Israel
Time Online has a good article on the Natufian woman found during excavations in Israel. The article provides additional information on Natufian culture, on shamanism, and other details about the woman and the artifacts discovered in her tomb.
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Tags: Archaeology, Hilazon Tachtit, Leore Grosman, Natufians