An Archaeological Dig in Turkey is Reshaping Human History

Patrick Symmes writes on Newsweek:

A temple complex in Turkey that predates even the pyramids is rewriting the story of human evolution.

They call it potbelly hill, after the soft, round contour of this final lookout in southeastern Turkey. To the north are forested mountains. East of the hill lies the biblical plain of Harran, and to the south is the Syrian border, visible 20 miles away, pointing toward the ancient lands of Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent, the region that gave rise to human civilization. And under our feet, according to archeologist Klaus Schmidt, are the stones that mark the spot — the exact spot — where humans began that ascent.

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  • honu

    I love reading stuff like this. It basically puts a big ol dagger into the long held tried and true belief of the natural progression of human society along with technologies i.e. iron age, bronze age, etc. I can't wait til more stuff like this comes to light and we finally realize our former understanding of human life and society is completely inadequate. I'm wondering when we will finally come to terms with the idea that aliens exist. That will overturn the applecart….and hopefully finally break religion's stranglehold on people's minds.

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  • http://disinfo.com Majestic

    I just returned from the International Conference on Ancient Studies in Dubai (http://ancient-studies.org/) where Andrew Collins gave a lecture all about Goblekli Tepe. Fascinating!

    See this interview with Andy for more:

    http://www.andrewcollins.com/page/articles/Gobekli_Tepe_interview.htm

  • http://disinfo.com Majestic

    I just returned from the International Conference on Ancient Studies in Dubai (http://ancient-studies.org/) where Andrew Collins gave a lecture all about Goblekli Tepe. Fascinating!

    See this interview with Andy for more:

    http://www.andrewcollins.com/page/articles/Gobe