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 Booklet # 4 does not deal with a special Venus, with a figurine or with an idol, but rather creates a horizon for the geological material that the Lower Austrian prehistoric artefacts had hidden until their discovery. In contrast to the cultures of France and Spain, whose finds mostly came to light in the spectacular caves—for example of Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira—the Lower Austrian prehistoric relics were packed in loess.
In the wake of the crisis triggered by the Corona virus, this booklet, in addition to a text by the curator of the artistic "Loess Exhibition" in the Natural History Museum and director of the project "The Dissident Goddesses' Network", Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, contains a short text, an artistic perspective by Elisabeth von Samsonow, and a knowledgeable description of the loess by the deserving archaeologist, successful excavator Christine Neugebauer-Maresch, and the "Corona Statement", with which the research project reacts to the current crisis.