Decoding Gobekli Tepe with archaeoastronomy: What does the fox say?

@article{Sweatman2017DecodingGT,
  title={Decoding Gobekli Tepe with archaeoastronomy: What does the fox say?},
  author={M. Sweatman and D. Tsikritsis},
  journal={Mediterranean Archaeology \& Archaeometry},
  year={2017},
  volume={17},
  pages={233-250}
}
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… Expand

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