Abstract / Description of output
Göbekli Tepe is an Epipalaeolithic/Neolithic hill-top archaeological site in southern Turkey featuring several large enclosures formed of megalithic pillars, many of which are covered with intricately carved symbols. We re-evaluate an astronomical interpretation of Pillar 43 at Göbekli Tepe using digital image analysis to quantitatively evaluate pattern matches between animal symbols on this pillar and Greek constellations. Our statistical analysis of the results supports earlier conclusions that at least some of the animal symbols on this pillar almost certainly represent constellations genetically related to those of the ancient Greeks.
|Journal||Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture|
|Publication status||Submitted - 19 Apr 2023|