Excavations in Israel reveal one of the oldest known graves of a shaman, from 12,000 years ago
After more than 12,000 years. Dang.
Most remarkably, Grosman says, 50 complete tortoise shells had been placed in the grave. Body parts of other animals rarely buried with Natufians also lay nearby — a wild boar, an eagle, a cow, a leopard and two martens
So this is what the Prickly Pear was trying to tell me.
See those masses of it outside the cave?
One thousand years later, I had moved to Gobekli Tepe.
Thanks -once again! – to my friend Abraxas for keeping me informed. Gotta stop linking to him, you know.