Phallic art and a foundation for the male testosterone model
When you know you can't get enough of someone's cannoli or if you love phallic art (according to the big C show), then you would be interested in how men were perceived of in ancient times. Beyond learning the art of doing nothing, or simply surviving, the ability of men to procreate seemed to be the be all and end all for humanity. With that obligation came wall art, verbal histories and a foundation for all of man's strengths and weaknesses for thousands of years.
While women were originally idolized for their ability to bare children and help continue the human race, men seemed always to be right there, puffing-out their chest and using violence to establish themselves as the dominant male, not unlike our lower mammalian cousins. So what was it about ancient tribal culture that established a mans success or virility? Was it simply the size of his penis, or rather his intellect?
Originally, it wasn't his ability to be creative and insightful. It was a man's hunting skills and ability to bring food home and protect his clan, rather than being the geek of the tribe. Much like our own culture until the 1980's when Microsoft and Apple took over the world and established geek culture as the sexiest and most attractive aspect of a man. Go figure! How things have changed in 10,000 years!