The study of the Early Neolithic (ca. 9,600 to 8,000 BC) in south-eastern Turkey (between the Euphrates and the Tigris) can look back on the results of numerous excavations from almost six decades of archaeological fieldwork. Our understanding of the transition from hunter-gatherer to productive societies (Neolithization) has been influenced by discoveries at early Neolithic sites such as Çayönü Tepesi, Nevali Çori, Göbekli Tepe, Gusir Höyük, Körtik Tepe, and Hasankeyf Höyük. Especially the monumental buildings at Göbekli Tepe were considered to be the breathtaking architectural and cultural features of this period. Since 2019, excavations at Karahantepe (approx. 40 km east-southeast of Göbekli Tepe) have led to the uncovering of similarly large and impressive special structures. What do these special buildings look like? Do they help us to understand Göbekli Tepe better?
Graphic: B. Akan
Thursday, 17.02.2022, 18:00 (16:00 CET)
PROF. DR. NECMI KARUL – DR. LEE CLARE (ISTANBUL)
The lecture will be held online via Zoom in German.