Gobekli Tepe art is archetype, not a zodiac

A vulture and scorpion among the animals carved on Gobekli Tepe pillar D43, attracted several interpretations as a ‘zodiac’. However no coherent star map, observational record, or zodiac emerged. There is some consensus that four species on two other pillars could be seasonal ‘beasts’. As in artworks worldwide, in all Ages, the design subconsciously expresses the five-layered archetypal structure found in myth, ritual, building sites, calendars, constellations and decans.