ESA/NASA Hubble Space Telescope image
Gobekli Tepe video,
Gobekli Tepe is one of the most exciting archaeology finds since the Nebra Sky disk!(lol) Seriously though, people have said many times that Gobekli challenges whether pre-agricultural cultures can build on a major scale. They're suggesting that this is built by cultures before agriculturalism. The transition between hunter/gatherers to agriculturalism is one of the great mysteries of Anthropology. The crossing of such a divide . . . to just stop what you're doing and start doing something else(stop from hunting/gathering and start doing agriculturalism) always seems to be an impossible chasm.
Let's assume that is true. Could it be that in the societal organization to build, and feed the builders, they found enough insights to make for agricultural civilization? I don't here anyone making that suggestion.
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