In our original paper we claimed for a possible symbolic value of the engraved aurochs bone shaft found at the Unit III of the Middle Paleolithic site of Nesher Ramla. In his comment to our original paper, Hodgson (2021) presents a contradictory interpretation, which mostly involved a proto-aesthetic source for early engravings. Here we clarify our point of view concerning the probable symbolic interpretation of the engraved bone and we challenge some of Hodgson's claims and arguments that neglected the archaeological and chrono-cultural contexts of this discovery.
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Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The Nesher Ramla project is funded by a grant from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF grant number 1936/18 ) to YZ.
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- Middle paleolithic
- Non-utilitarian object
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth-Surface Processes