The little goddesses’ books are an important communicative instrument that serves to connect the scientific, artistic and regional dimensions of the project “The Dissident Goddesses’ Network”, science to public. The beautifully designed little books support the project in making the results and findings of archeology known to a wide audience.
The Goddess Book # 3 is dedicated to the Idol von Falkenstein found in the period of painted ceramics (approx. 4600 BC) in Falkenstein in Lower Austria in 1978. A text by the deserving archaeologist Christine Neugebauer-Maresch tells the circumstances of the discovery from a very close perspective and illuminates the so-called Lengyel culture, from which the small painted work of art originates. A manifest-like text on the settled cultures of the Neolithic Age and the role of women is contributed by Arantzazu Saratxaga Arregi, an interview conducted by Romana Schuler with the wine farmer Elisabeth Himmelbauer leads into the presence of Lower Austrian agriculture, into the presence of mothers and daughters. Elisabeth von Samsonow introduces the booklet. The French-Chilean artist Federica Matta has also taken over the artistic design of this book of goddesses. She lets the Idol von Falkenstein appear with her colleagues and her ceramic “household” like in an imaginary theater and brings them to life.