"One of the most important archaeological finds in a very long time" - Ian Hodder



Nicholas Birch in Istanbul
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/apr/23/archaeology.turkey

"'Everybody used to think only complex,
hierarchical civilisations could build such
monumental sites, and that they only
came about with the invention of agriculture',
said Ian Hodder, a Stanford University professor
of anthropology who has directed digs at
Catalhoyuk, Turkey's best known neolithic site,
since 1993. 'Gobekli changes everything.
It's elaborate, it's complex and it is
pre-agricultural. That alone makes the site
one of the most important archaeological finds
in a very long time.'"

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David Christainsen

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