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Sefer Tepe: A Gobekli Tepe-Inspired, 11,000-Year-Old Site in Turkey | Ancient Architects

My last two videos have focused on two of the 12 sites that make up the Tas Tepeler archaeological project in Turkey, 12 sites around the Haran Plain that date to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic era of Ancient Anatolia, between 12,000 and 9,000 years ago.

I next decided to travel east from Karahantepe to see what I could find out about Sefertepe, one of the lesser-known sites of the twelve. I must say that pictures from this site are few and far between, so apologies if this video is not visually appealing, but I will give you the information that’s available.

Sefer Tepe was discovered in 2003, another Pre-Pottery Neolithic site located 72 km east of Sanliurfa. It’s a small, broad and shallow limestone mound at 700 m altitude above sea level, and the settlement is build directly onto the bedrock and covers an area of 1,000 square metres.

When experts first surveyed the land, 16 T-shaped pillars were found in-situ, and of course the link was made to Gobeli Tepe. Watch this video to learn more about this truly ancient site and how it links to other Tas Tepeler sites in Turkey.

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Sources:
http://dergiler.ankara.edu.tr/dergile…
https://vici.org/vici/69122/
https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/10.1…
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/…
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my last two videos are focused on two of
the twelve sites that make up the
tasterpella archaeological projects in
turkey twelve sites around the haran
plain that date to the pre-pottery
neolithic era of ancient anatolia
between twelve thousand and nine
thousand years ago
going back to this map that was
published by the daily sabha and after a
brief look at carahan tepe and
habetsavanta pessi i next decided to
travel east to see what i could find out
about cefetepe one of the lesser known
sites of the twelve
at this stage i must say that pictures
from this site are few and far between
so apologies if this video is not
visually appealing but i will give you
the information that’s available
cephetepe was discovered in 2003 another
pre-pottery neolithic site located 72
kilometers east of san leaver
it’s a small broad and shallow limestone
mound at 700 meters altitude above sea
level and the settlement is built
directly onto the bedrock and covers an
area of 1000 square meters
the closest water source is 500 meters
to the east there is also a possible
ancient basalt quarry just two
kilometers to the north but there are no
local sources of flint
when experts first surveyed the land 16
t-shaped pillars were found in situ and
of course the link was instantly made to
gobekli tepe
like with the other tepee sites the
t-shaped pillars are arranged side by
side at 1.5 to 2 meter intervals
the pillars themselves are around 50
centimeters wide and 20 to 40
centimeters in thickness just like we
see at habetsavan to pessi
they are likely around one to two meters
in height
also like habetsavanta pessi they have
been compared to the stone structures in
layer two of quebec tepe indicating
they’re from the pre-pottery neolithic
bee around 11 000 to 9000 years ago
this intact pillar 198 centimeters in
length was found during the construction
of a country house at the southeastern
corner of the settlement
there are no reliefs or engravings but
experts noted that it was extremely flat
being just 25 centimeters in thickness
this pillar was also found at the same
time in two pieces and has been compared
to one of the central pillars from the
valley corey
it stands 2 meters tall 75 centimeters
wide and 40 centimeters in thickness and
some of the archaeologists believe there
is a faint ukrainian sketch depicted aka
the skull of an ox
this would not be uncommon
youtuber and researcher ziggy dan whose
channel and twitter i’ve linked below
spotted this ox school in one of the
recent pictures from carahan tepe and
it’s situated in the corner of an
enclosure
so such a depiction at cephertepe would
not be out of the question
there were no ceramic finds again
evidence that it was from the
pre-pottery neolithic and flint and
obsidian tools and hunting weapons were
found including arrowheads perforators
scrapers borers and blades
flint finds outweigh obsidian by seven
to one
the flint finds are also very typical of
the pre-pottery neolithic with identical
finds of gobekli tepe nevali cory and
carahan tepe
because of the lithic tools the
similarities to layer two structures of
gabeculi tepe the similarities to
habetsavanta pessi as well as a lack of
ceramics experts can safely assume that
this site does belong to the early to
mid pre-pottery neolithic bee around 11
000 to 9000 years ago
i can’t find out a great deal more about
this site at present but i assume that
excavations are either taking place or
are planned
it’s the easternmost site of the
tastapella archaeological project but
still quite close to the major centre of
carahan tepe
sepha tepe is possibly a settlement or
cortex center and if i can find out
anything more i’ll report it here on the
ancient architects channel
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