The ‘Willemstad’ man 

The figurine was cut from a piece of oak and was put among the tree’s roots on purpose. Only the statuette’s head is rendered in a naturalistic manner. With radio carbon dating technique it has been dated to 5300 BC, date that matches the age of the peat layer. 

Many usages for this objects have been suggested: possibly it was only a child’s doll, but it may have a socio-cultural function, in ritual acts for instance. Also, societies of hunters/gatheres had a shaman who made contact with the spiritual world. 

Prehistory, 5300 BC 

Found in the Netherlands, Noord Brabant, Willemstad

Source: Leiden Museum of Antiquities

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    HOMEM - Este é o “Homem de Willemstad”, peça pré-histórica feita de carvalho, de 5.300 a. C pela datação por carbono....
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    Well maybe it was a DARK ARTIFACT OF SATAN DID ANYONE CONSIDER THAT
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