The excavation of Gobekli Tepe (pronounced go-beckley-tepay) in Turkey is said to be the most important archaeological find in all of history, largely because it is eleven thousand years old, four thousand years older than the great pyramids at Giza. They say it’s a religious site, a form of temple complex like Stonehenge, since it appears that nobody actually lived there on a daily basis. They also say this was the period when early humans morphed from wandering hunter gatherers to farmers who grew crops and domesticated animals.
The Gobekli Tepe site contains constructions and symbols so far removed from the present that it seems as if they were uncovered on a distant planet. There is no real frame of reference here. It’s a glimpse of time before time.
I’m posting a lot of images, along with the articles from which they came, here, and here.