New research at an archeological site confirms the assertions that many scholars have made in the past about feminine beauty - that the preference for the fuller female figure extends all the way back to the dawn of time, and is indeed timeless.
The article appears here:
The only mixed message in the piece is that it juxtaposes these findings with a picture of Raquel Welch in a '50s film, whereas the archeology consistently confirms that the feminine ideal was always much softer and more generously proportioned than that.
Still, it's an important confirmation of what the essential feminine ideal truly is - an ideal that would still be culturally dominant even today, as it was throughout history, if it weren't for modern media brainwashing that superimposes an artificial ideal over the natural one.
Sexiest cavewoman was all curve
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Forget size zero – when it came to pre-year zero our cavemen ancestors desired a woman with curves, archeologists have found.
Whittled flint models made by male hunters 15,000 years ago have given a pretty good idea of the type of girl they considered to be their pre-historic calendar girl.
They went without fail, for 'voluptuous' shapes with 'prominent' bottoms.
Thirty flint figurines were unearthed at a site in Poland, all of them showing off 'curvaceous womanly shapes with prominent [curves]'.
It is believed fuller figures were preferred, because they suggested the woman was wealthy, well-fed and healthily looked-after by a successful hunter partner.
The site in central Poland is thought to have been a popular hang-out for hunters, with the remains of a woolly rhinoceros, a horse and an Arctic fox also found close by.
More than 10,000 remnants of a Late Magdalenian settlement have been found at the site.
Expert Romuald Schild, of the Polish Academy, told Antiquity magazine: 'These engravings and figurines strictly adhere to a style depicting feminine silhouettes with over-represented [curves]'.