Gobekli Tepe - Proto-Indo-European complex

1,292 Views
Published

40 ton megaliths, carbon-dating shows that the complex is about 12,000 years old, that means it was built around 10,000BC. By comparison, Stonehenge was built in 3,000 BC and the pyramids of Giza in 2,500 BC. Gobekli is thus the oldest such site in the world, by a mind-numbing margin. It is so old that it predates settled human life. It is pre-pottery, pre-writing, pre-everything. Gobekli hails from a part of human history that is unimaginably distant, right back in our hunter-gatherer past.


The Horse, the Wheel, and Language:
How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes
Shaped the Modern World

Category
Civilizations BC
Tags
Indo-Europeans, Gobekli Tepe, Proto-Indo-European Settlement
Be the first to comment