The discovery of the 15 centimeter objects may help shape understanding about religion and society during the Stone Age. These objects would have been made during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period, when human societies began to make the transition to a sedentary life based on farming and grazing, compared to the nomadic model of hunting and gathering.
Mankind also began to inhabit permanent settlements and developed more complex living structures. Other excavations in the region have shown that that by the Neolithic period, inhabitants had developed the engineering capabilities to build two-story buildings.
The figurines were discovered near a large round building where the foundation was made of field stones and parts of the upper walls were made of mud bricks.