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DECODING GÖBEKLI TEPE WITH ARCHAEOASTRONOMY: WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?

Sweatman, Martin B.; Tsikritsis, Dimitrios


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  <dc:creator>Sweatman, Martin B.</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Tsikritsis, Dimitrios</dc:creator>
  <dc:date>2017-03-16</dc:date>
  <dc:description>We have interpreted much of the symbolism of Göbekli Tepe in terms of astronomical events. By matching low-relief carvings on some of the pillars at Göbekli 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 Göbekli Tepe was to observe meteor showers and record cometary encounters. Indeed, the people of Göbekli 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. Is Göbekli Tepe the ‘smoking gun’ for the Younger-Dryas cometary encounter, and hence for coherent catastrophism?</dc:description>
  <dc:identifier>https://zenodo.org/record/400780</dc:identifier>
  <dc:identifier>10.5281/zenodo.400780</dc:identifier>
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  <dc:subject>symbolism</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>Younger Dryas</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>comet</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>Taurid meteor</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>asterism</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>coherent catastrophism</dc:subject>
  <dc:title>DECODING GÖBEKLI TEPE WITH ARCHAEOASTRONOMY: WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?</dc:title>
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