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How many scientists does it take to make a stone speak? Research into plant food at Göbekli Tepe

The reason I haven’t posted so much in the last months was because the start of the project „Plant Food Management at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe“ was requesting a lot of preparations, which left me with few time for blog contributions (I’m tweeting my research step by step, though, under: @laura_dtrich). 984 more words

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Historic Findings: Ancient Cultures of Anatolia

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Monumental god heads on mount Nemrut, Turkey

Julia Gresky has found evidence of a kind of skull cult at Göbekli Tepe, an archaeological site in Central Turkey which shows that sophisticated humans existed farther into the past then assumed. 572 more words


A Short Note on a New Figurine Type from Göbekli Tepe

This text has been published originally (and in slightly different form) as a short contribution by Oliver Dietrich and Klaus Schmidt (†) in Neo-Lithics  1/17, 43-46. 2,287 more words

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Beginning social complexity during the Early Neolithic of Upper Mesopotamia: a view from Göbekli Tepe

This is the English version of a text published by Oliver Dietrich and Jens Notroff in the latest issue of Aktüel Arkeoloji [external link… 3,577 more words

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Megalithic Origins: Göbekli Tepe and Ancient Peru - The Same Architects?

By Hugh Newman | Ancient Origins

At 6,500 years older than Stonehenge, and 7,000 years before the pyramids were constructed, a cult megalithic complex sat atop the hills near current day Sanliurfa, in southeast Turkey. 1,366 more words

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What is the connection between Göbekli Tepe and...

Göbekli Tepe is often compared with other megalithic architecture. Stonehenge is an example here, others include the temples of Malta, the Taulas of Menorca, or the Moai of the Easter Islands. 1,187 more words

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Göbekli Tepe Skull Cult

The internet has been buzzing about a potential 11,500-12,000  year old skull cult from Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. Göbekli Tepe was just discovered several years ago… 395 more words