One of the most puzzling archaeological sites is Gobekli Tepe, and now the mystery of the site has now deepened even more.
Gobekli Tepe is a site that has interested archaeologists thanks to it being a 12,000-year-old megalithic monument complex that has remained a mystery ever since it was first discovered 20 years ago. However, the site has made archaeologists rethink what they thought about primitive society.
PRIMITIVE SOCIETY BUILT MONUMENTS SURPASSING WHAT WAS THOUGHT POSSIBLE
The primitive society may not have been as primitive as they were able to build monuments that had pillars weighing between 45 and 65 tons and which had been carved with figures and symbols of great intricacy and which surpassed anything that archaeologists had thought would be possible during that period.
Archaeologists found carvings at the site that seemed to depict a comet that might have caused huge global shifts in the climate, a cataclysmic event that could have wiped out the people who had been responsible for the building of Gobekli Tepe. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh published a paper stating this might have taken place.
HUGE CLIMATE CHANGE OCCURRED DURING YOUNGER DRYAS
They said that from 15,500 to 11,500 years ago this was a period known as Younger Dryas and this was a period that experienced a dramatic climate shift. The move at the end of the Younger Dryas was said to be very abrupt said the US National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. Archaeologists have reached an agreement that Gobekli Tepe is 12,000 years old at least and put it in that period.
Gobekli Tepe was said to have been buried 1,000 years after it was created. Archaeologists do not know whether this was done intentionally by people or whether it was down to Mother Nature events. Some people have said that perhaps society wanted to protect the monuments they had built from cataclysm.
WAS GOBEKLI TEPE BUILT BY AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES?
Now there is another theory about the Gobekli Tepe and author, and researcher Bruce Fenton has come up with a theory that it might have been built by the Australian Aborigines.
Fenton put his focus on cross-cultural analysis on Gobekli Tepe along with the Arnhem Land which is located in northern Australia after he found that many of the symbols and motifs were strikingly similar. A photo was shown of one of the pillars at Gobekli Tepe with a symbol painted on it and also another photo of the chest of an elder Australian Aboriginal with the same symbol. The symbol is used by Aborigines to show two people sitting and sharing knowledge.
PILLAR AT GOBEKLI TEPE HAD AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL SYMBOL
On one of the other pillars, Fenton said he had identified a symbol that was reserved for one of the most sacred of artifacts of the aboriginal culture, the Churinga stones. He said that he has found what he thinks are Churinga stones at the 12,000-year-old site in Turkey that is connected to the Gobekli Tepe culture. They are said to show concentric circles that Aboriginals used to show watering holes, while the zig-zag lines were said to be representative of waterways.
Fenton said that many of the symbols of animals on the stones related to clan totems used by Aboriginals. He pointed out that there were many similarities between the single female figure that was shown at the Gobekli Tepe and the depictions of the Yingarna by the Aboriginals, the creator. Fenton said that the ancient culture might have used the Aboriginal shamanism to try to stop the cataclysm from occurring at Gobekli Tepe.
CARVINGS SHOWN ABORIGINAL SHAMANISTIC ATTEMPT TO END CATACLYSM
Fenton went on to say that the carvings at Gobekli Tepe displayed the Aboriginal shamanistic attempt to put an end to the cataclysm. He said that the whole purpose of the complex had been to reverse the flooding that was happening during the Younger Dryas by placating the Rainbow Serpent; the ancient people had assumed that this was the deity that was responsible for the flooding.
Fenton published a paper on the theory, and he said that images at Gobekli Tepe had been mostly animals and due to this it was tempting to believe that they could have represented a huge effort by the shamans to try to call spirits of the animals that might have become extinct.