The Sarakenos Cave does not present as a common case despite it being a site where evidence of Neolithic use is preserved, in common with many Greek caves. Beyond household purposes (housing livestock, storage, occasional habitation, shelter, processing of raw materials), identified from the remains of numerous ceramic containers, chipped stone tools, weaving accessories, animal bones and food remains, a large assemblage of figurines depicting humans have come to light. The presence of figurines within the Neolithic contexts of the cave is not at all unusual, but Sarakenos is a rare site because the figurines in marble and clay number many hundreds, maybe even more, spanning across more than one period of occupation and exhibiting a variety of features, depicting the face and clothes.
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