Over in Ariadne's Tribe (my discussion group that focuses on modern Minoan Paganism) we often find ourselves questioning the label 'ritual object' that's applied to so many archaeological finds with such abandon. Of course, there are ways to figure out whether most artifacts are ritual items or not, but since most archaeologists aren't practicing Pagans, they might not understand how this works:
So take those 'ritual object' labels with a grain of salt and imagine how they might have fit into your life all those millennia ago.
In the name of the bee,
And of the butterfly,
And of the breeze, amen!