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Cradle of the Gods: Gobekli Tepe

Course number : 19490   ID : 88353    Class Section : FAA-PE
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Göbeklitepe is an ancient and significant site which has been pushing back the beginnings of civilization further than we previously assumed.  As each temple at the Neolithic site is excavated, the story of human history is rewritten.  Göbeklitepe is situated in the city of Sanliurfa (or Urfa) Turkey and it stands out as one of the most interesting prehistoric archaeological sites today.  As a result of scientific research, Göbeklitepe temples have been dated to 9600 B.C.E., at the earliest - in archaeological language it’s regarded as Pre-pottery Neolithic A.  During the construction of Göbeklitepe there was no civilization as we know it, as there was in Sumer or Egypt. The discovery of Göbeklitepe caused a paradigm shift of archaeology: religion was evident before the advent of agriculture and permanent settlement, not after, as it was thought.  We will examine the history of this ancient civilization by viewing a documentary and having a discussion on its impact on our understanding of the Neolithic World.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

CE South Building

Angelo Cervantes 



Please read:  Tuition remission eligible under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
12/6/2019 - 12/6/2019 Weekly - Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Angelo Cervantes