I got a bunch of books on archeology from the library today. THe Cycladic Spirit by Colin Renfrew looks interesting; I've never quite understood what the ancient Greeks were trying to do with these statues. I also got Between the Lines which is about the Nazca lines in Peru. I was hoping that there would be a little more about the "Owl Man" than I've been able to see in about five minutes of skimming through the index.
I'm thinking that both might make interesting sources for world-building; and in any case, I wonder if Renfrew will make any linkages between the Cycladic statues and the ancient Caaananite goddess Ishara.