The Headless Megaliths of Gobekli Tepe: The Show Notes

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First off, here are some pictures of the site at Gobekli Tepe:

Here’s a picture of the single female figure found at the site (in Layer II):

And here’s the Garden of Megapeens! It’s a Weird Scene, man.

On to our sources! Gobleki Tepe Conservation, not Excavation, Focus in Gobleki Tepe

Unesco: Gobleki Tepe an Immense Mystery Older than Stonehenge

The Art Newspaper: Discovery of Turkish 11,400-year-old Village Challenges Ideas of When and Why Humans First Settled Down

National Geographic: World’s Oldest Temple to Be Restored

PLoS One: Cereal Processing at Early Neolithic Gobleki Tepe, Southeastern Turkey

Newsweek: Archaeological Dig Reshaping Human History Modified Human Crania from Gobleki Tepe Give Evidence for a New Form of Neolithic Skull Cult

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

Klaus Schmidt: The Stone Age Sanctuaries: New Results of Ongoing Excavations with a Special Focus on Sculptures and High Reliefs

Penn Museum: Cult as a Driving Force of Human History

Tepe Telegrams: the Current Distribution of Sites with T-Shaped Pillars

Tepe Telegraphs: Two Foxes and a Bucranium: the First In Situ Portal Stone from Gobleki Tepe

Oliver Dietrich and Klaus Schmidt: a Radiocarbon Date from the Wall Plaster of Enclosure D at Gobleki Tepe

Damien Athope: Male-Homosexual (Female-Like) / Trans Woman (Female) Seated Figurine from Gobleki Tepe Gobleki Tepe: The World’s First Astronomical Observatory?

Tepe Telegrams: Losing Your Head at Gobleki Tepe

New Scientist: World’s Oldest Temple Built to Worship the Dog Star

ZME Scientist: World’s Oldest Temple Probably Built to Worship the Dog Star

Discover Magazine: Gobleki Tepe: the World’s First Astronomical Observatory?

Smithsonian Magazine: Gobleki Tepe: the World’s First Temple?

Daily Sabah: New Sites Discovered Around Turkey’s Ancient Marvel Gobleki Tepe

Genome Biology: The First Aurochs Genome Reveals the Breeding History of British & European Cattle

The Evolution Institute: Complex Societies Before Agriculture: Gobleki Tepe

Nature: How Ancient People Fell in Love with Beer, Bread and Other Carbs Skull Cult at Gobleki Tepe

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