My letter to a site for kids called "Mysteries of Catalhoyuk," and put together by The Science Museum of Minnesota:
Yo! Nice graphics. On your "artifacts: figurines" page, however, I see an obviously female figurine [see above]-- quite regal, well-made -- and another figurine [see also above] sporting no signs of either sex.
This latter figure, which I've never seen before, you label "god," while the former figure, which I've seen often, is labeled as -- nothing.
Could you please email me and tell my why the unimpressive, sexless figure is a deity, while the impressive, stately female figure seated on what could be a throne and flanked by lions, is not?
Looking forward eagerly to your reply,