London, September 3 (ANI): Israeli archaeologists have unearthed two 9,000-year old animal-shaped figurines, which is believed to be used as good luck charms for hunters during the Stone Age.
The six-inch long statues, made from limestone and dolomite, were discovered while examining the site of a construction project a few miles north of Jerusalem.
One the figures look likes an ox and the other resembles a horned ram, the Daily Mail reported.
"It is known that hunting was the major activity in this period. Presumably, the figurines served as good-luck statues for ensuring the success of the hunt and might have been the focus of a traditional ceremony the hunters performed before going out into the field to pursue their prey," Dig director Hamoud Khalaily said in a statement.
It's estimated the statues date back 9,000 to 9,500 years, a time known as Pre-Pottery Neolithic B. (ANI)