Sedona News – A mysterious standing stone structure, buried beneath a hill in southeastern Turkey has changed history as we know it. Known as Göbekli Tepe, the stone circles date back to 10,000 BC when it was thought that human civilization was only in the hunter-gatherer stage; i.e., the “pre-pottery – pre-writing” stage of human development. The mere existence of the site and the carbon dating next to the stones beg the question: Could advanced human civilization be far older than we imagined?
The Verde Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society hosts explorer-filmmaker Jennifer W. Stein on Thursday, October 19 at the Sedona Public Library, at 3:30 p.m. Verde Valley AAS members members are free with a donation fee of $10 for non-members. Seating is limited. for more information, visit Verde Valley chapter-AAS.
Located in the Germuş mountains of south-eastern Anatolia, this ancient site in Turkey is a series of deliberately buried stone circles, forming a mysterious complex. Central standing stones have an anthropomorphic façade, making us question if they are artistic renderings of tall humans looking upwards. Some of the unique carvings on the standing stones at Gobekli resemble those in Greece, Easter Island, and India. Distinctive T-shaped pillars are carved with images of wild animals, providing insight into the way of life and beliefs of people living in Upper Mesopotamia about 11,500 years ago.
Stein is an artist, entrepreneur, activist, student of ancient civilization, and a documentary filmmaker. In 2012, she traveled with noted geologist Robert Schoch. In her presentation, she will review the key concepts Dr. Schoch taught; and how the ancient Sumerian texts of cattle and grain may profoundly overlap with Göbekli Tepe’s ancient and unknown origins.