Page 20, original rulebook
After the battle, if the invading player won, that
player takes the village marker and looks at it. If it
shows a great person icon, the player discards the
village marker and then gains a random great person.
Otherwise, the village marker shows a resource and
is placed facedown on the player’s civilization sheet,
where it acts like a hut marker, as explained above.
It even has the picture of the token.