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 sequence emerged. There is some consensus that four species on two other Gobekli pillars could be seasonal ‘beasts’ or cardinal points. As in artworks worldwide, in all Ages, the design subconsciously expresses the five layers of archetypal structure, also found in myth, ritual, building sites, calendars, constellations and hour decan asterisms.
Dominant typological themes in the excavated houses at Gobekli Tepe, reveal a larger encompassing structure in the hill complex.
Kiva-shaped houses on a low hill near Sanliurfa and Haran in eastern Turkey, are a halfway house to civilisation, between caves … More