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The Vulture Stone at Gobekli Tepe - A monument to a cosmic disaster.

Many of us are familiar with the use of ancient civilisations making monuments that in some way link up to either our calendar, the sun, moon or stars.   868 more words


News: Comet Struck 11 BC

Our featured image is of the Hale-Bopp Comet.

21 APRIL 2017 • 11:25AM from the UK Telegraph & National Geo

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations. 693 more words


Two foxes and a bucranium: the first in situ porthole stone from Göbekli Tepe

Starting from 2011, work at Göbekli Tepe has focused on the excavation of several deep soundings, meant to contain the struts holding a membrane shelter structure to ensure a durable protection of the site. 265 more words


Standard Views

There is a standard view of history and historical progress that remains in many textbooks and popular works. Human culture evolved from primitive hunter gatherers who lived in small groups with an egalitarian culture and little social organization. 619 more words


Guarded by beasts: a porthole stone from Göbekli Tepe

During the 2009 and 2010 excavation seasons at Göbekli Tepe, several new trenches at the northwestern hilltop of the tell were opened. Below the plough horizon, as we already had expected, soon rectangular rooms appeared, the characteristic features of the… 578 more words


The death of an aurochs: Göbekli Tepe, Pillar 66, Enclosure H

Next in our series about the pillars of Göbekli Tepe (here, and here) is P 66 in Enclosure H, located in the northwestern depression of the tell.  447 more words


The Göbekli Tepe 'Totem Pole'

Every excavation season at Göbekli Tepe reveals new remarkable finds and although the overall spectrum of objects to be exspected is known quite well, there are also surprises. 507 more words