Gazelle behaviour and human presence at early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe, south-east Anatolia

  title={Gazelle behaviour and human presence at early Neolithic G{\"o}bekli Tepe, south-east Anatolia},
  author={Caroline Lang and Joris Peters and Nadja P{\"o}llath and Klaus Schmidt and Gisela Grupe},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={410 - 429}
With its impressive megalithic architecture dating to the tenth to ninth millennium cal. bc, the site of Göbekli Tepe (south-east Anatolia) is singular in the cultural history of mankind. Excavations at this ritual centre produced a rich archaeofaunal assemblage dominated by skeletal remains of Persian gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa). In order to trace relevant features of this species' behaviour in early Neolithic times relating to its dietary demands, catchment area and annual round… Expand
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