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Radar reveals the Gobekli Tepe village stoneprint

Gobekli Tepe houses A, B, C and D (not built in that order) are inside the later level IIA terrace wall, and avoided by later buildings. Level III has fifteen more structures. Circle E on the southwest plateau may be the floor of a Level III structure similar to circle C, dated later, however it could be a quarry trial erection before its pillars were moved to the hill, a procedure used on some other sites, such as much later at Stonehenge (see Furter 2016; Stonerpint, Stonehenge chapter).

Larger and more elaborate houses may be earlier, while smaller circles and rectangular houses or rooms may be later. However many sites are known where the stoneprint structure unfolded over years, even centuries (see Furter 2016; Stoneprint, chapter on Egypt’s Kings Valley and Queens Valley. And see Stoneprint Journal 2; Crop circles are natural artworks. Active fields unfold stoneprint over about 18 seasons).

Asymmetry of the outline of the potential Gobekli hill stoneprint, raises the possibility that the still covered structures could express a second, adjacent stoneprint, ‘geared’ to the excavated sector’s stoneprint, perhaps by sharing types 13, 14, 15, and/or 1 (see several double stoneprints in Furter 2016; Stoneprint, Mayan or Mexican chapter).

Dominant typological themes in the excavated houses at Gobekli Tepe, reveal a larger encompassing structure in the hill complex. Identifications, and the axial grid, may change as excavation proceeds. The tentative sequence is:
1 Builder; West rectangle.
2 Builder; House B.
3 Queen; House A, engraved ovids (ovid 3).
4 King; Undetected? Probably rectangular?
5 Priest; Undetected?
6 Exile; A south-east feature, unexcavated. Probably near the axial centre (ingress)?
7 Child; Undetected?
7g Galactic Centre; A wall cairn?
8 and 9 Healer; ? May be crammed against perimeter wall.
10 Teacher; Unexcavated?
11 Womb; Traces of an oval? Unexcavated.
12 Heart; Lion (felid) engraving on the east pillar of a rectangular house?
13 Heart; Lion (felid) engraving on the west pillar of a rectangular house; and a large house, unexcavated.
14 Mixer; House D; and a distant feature, unexcavated.
15 Maker; Very large house near D, on the hill summit; and a double (doubled 15) house, unexcavated, within later terrace walls.

The axial centre may be on House C. However this feature is usually unmarked, or marked by a feature different from the periphery of types, thus the site grid identification above may be premature.

Orientation of the potential site stoneprint, flips around the orientation of the stoneprint in most houses. Village houses expressing types 11 Womb and 12/13 Heart are on the north, while most houses’ pillars expressing types 11 Womb and 12/13 Heart are south-south-east. Or to be more accurate, types 11 and 12/13 are expressed here by benches between certain pillars, parallel to the way that artworks express type 11 Womb on a midriff, and type 12/13 Heart with their invisible axial lines on a chest, instead of eyes as of the other type characters.

Two of the most interesting examples of this of regular ‘exception’, is in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, where the hidden tomb entrances form two adjacent stoneprints, while types 11 Womb (of Hatshepshut as a regnant queen among the kings) and 12/13 Heart axes are on tomb chambers; and in the Valley of Queens, where the tomb chambers from two adjacent stoneprints, while types 11 Womb and 12/13 Heart axes are on hidden tomb entrances. These axial grids could now be verified by archaeological maps and GPS, but they were built over centuries, without a master plan, each covered by slope scree before the next was begun, with at least one accidental breach into an older tomb (see Furter 2016; Stoneprint, and an extract in another post). Gobekli half-sunken or kiva-type houses, typical of the Ice Age and Younger Dryas, were apparently infilled before or while others were built. Older houses are on the south-west slope, with a good but hidden view of game animal movements in a north-south gully east of the hill, where they were trapped as they moved to and from Harran plain. Gobekli hill also has a view of this fertile and strategic plain. Later houses are on and over the hill summit, perhaps ritual or memorial, or with diplomatic functions, similar to the Apollo temple precinct and treasuries at Delphi (see Delphi campus stoneprint, and a tentative Delphi landscape stoneprint, in the paper Blueprint on http://www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com)

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The human code in Ice Age sites

Gobekli Tepe House B, type Taurus in the Ice Age village

Kiva-shaped houses on a low hill near Sanliurfa and Haran in eastern Turkey, are a halfway house to civilisation, between caves and cities, but with the full cultural repertoire………. Carvings in House B feature two snakes, two foxes, a quadruped, and an unidentified figure. B is small, with an outer diameter of about eleven metres. The floor is terrazzo. Most of the pillars were probably moved, and the house remodelled, like all the round houses so far excavated. The sequence of archetypes in House B is (noting archetypal features):

1 Builder/Sacker or Taurus; SW pillar. Headless. Propped on slabs. Lizard or snakes? Back edge; snakes (like adjacent 15). (Tag B14)
3 Queen or Aries; WSW pillar south edge (the north edge expresses type 4. Two-headed is more typical of 6). Flush on the wall. Central hole. (Tag B15)
4 King or Pisces; WSW pillar north face edge (the south edge expresses type 3). Flush on the wall. Central hole. (Tag B15)
5 Priest or Aquarius; West pillar. Propped on slabs (like 1). Rear outer edge; snakes. (Tag B16)
6 Exile or Capricornus; NNW pillar
7 Child or Sagittarius; North pillar. The pillar is slightly rotated, or the map is inaccurate. (Tag B34)
8 Healer or Scorpius; NNE pillar
10 Teacher or Libra; ENE pillar south edge. Flush on the wall
11 Womb or Virgo; East bench (87% womb)
11p Galactic Pole; SE pillar. (Tag B8)
13 Heart or Leo; ESE bench (85% heart).(Tag B8-B7)
14 Mixer or Cancer; SSE pillar. (Tag B7)
15 Maker or Gemini; South pillar. Rear edge; lizard over snakes (more typical of adjacent 15g Gate. As at 1). (Tag B6).

The ecliptic pole or axial centre is probably unmarked (55%).
The celestial pole could be on the central east pillar, at the jumping fox jaw (limb-joint), or on the pillar corner (limb-joint).
The celestial south pole could be on the central west pillar, at the jumping fox shoulder, over the small graffito of a boar or rodent. These markers may place summer in Virgo, thus spring and the time-frame in Age Gemini.
The general theme in House B is type 1 Builder /Sacker or Taurus, consisting of decans Auriga and Orion, typical of rain, thunder, churns, towers, and ruins; adjacent to the galactic gate, typical of churn groups and snakes (see the formal churn group emblematic tradition in Indian art, in Mindprint p234, 236, 239; and in Egyptian ‘lung and windpipe’ churns between Horus and Seth with papyrus ropes).
The stoneprint analysis score in House B is ….

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If these houses or pillars were conscious astronomical mapping, then certain other features should be prominent:
[] celestial alignments, north-south and/or east-west?
[] solstice alignments, between 25 to 35 degrees ENE/WSW or ESE/WNW?
[] long sight-lines to horizon markers?
[] levelled terrain?
[] artworks with consistent geometry and motifs?
[] buildings of consistent geometry?
There is no evidence of any of these, except perhaps the holed stone in House D, pillar 5, on a potential celestial north, slightly west of modern north.
However the D5 hole is set low, and part of Gobekli hill is in the way of a potential north transit sightline. Considering extensive evidence for the consistent presence of all five layers of stoneprint, as in all the buildings in this book; and as in all artworks (see 200 examples in Mindprint [since expanded to 600 examples], and two Gobekli Tepe artworks below), subconscious expression is more likely to explain all cosmic features, except for very basic calendric observations.
Complexity alone is not evidence for conscious science, rather for inspired art. There is no reason to assume that the work is proto-science (see Stonehenge, and Magdalenburg, in the Prehistoric Europe chapter, where some astronomical functions co-exist with the standard subconscious expression)……………….

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