Indeed, the people of Gbekli Tepe appear to have had a special interest in the Taurid meteor stream, the same meteor stream that is proposed as responsible for the Younger-Dryas event. https://tepetelegrams.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/archaeoastronomy-meteor-showers-mass-extinction-what-does-the-fox-say-and-what-the-crane-the-aurochs/ Also some useful commentary from Orpbit further down our forum thread: 'Archaeologists slamming others for not knowing about archaeology, when they actually know nothing about archaeoastronomy.' More at Is Gbekli Tepe the smoking gun for the Younger-Dryas cometary encounter, and hence for coherent catastrophism? op=modload&name=Forum&file=viewtopic&topic=7298&forum=4&start=0 An alternative viewpoint on Gobekli Tepe from Dimitrios Dendrinos, University of Kansas, Urban Planning, Emeritus Dating Gobekli Tepe The paper analyzes the evidence regarding the dating of the Gobekli Tepe complex.
Judging from the published drawings and photos, there are what appear to be 6 buildings with elaborately carved T shaped megalithic pillars, among others.By matching low-relief carvings on some of the pillars at Gbekli Tepe to star asterisms we find compelling evidence that the famous Vulture Stone is a date stamp for 10950 BC 250 yrs, which corresponds closely to the proposed Younger Dryas event, estimated at 10890 BC.We also find evidence that a key function of Gbekli Tepe was to observe meteor showers and record cometary encounters.Loved the anthropomorphic stones and the animals carved on to the rocks.The museum in Urfa is a must for the statues on display there Andy B: Visited in episode one of the BBC TV series Divine Women by Bettany Hughes View full visit logs Oliver Dietrich and Klaus Schmidt During the 2012 autumn excavation season at Gbekli Tepe, a small figurine (5,1 x 2,3 x 2,7 cm) was handed in as a surface find from the north-western hilltop of the tell.