Fascinating if true.
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, Vol. 17, No 1, (2017), pp. 233-250
DECODING GÖBEKLI TEPE
WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?
Martin B. Sweatman* and Dimitrios Tsikritsis
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?