The role of cult and feasting in theemergence of Neolithic communities di lunedì 16 dicembre 2019
New evidence from G¨obekli Tepe,south-eastern Turkey
di Oliver Dietrich, Manfred Heun, Jens Notroff, Klaus Schmidt & Martin Zarnkow

Gobekli Tepe is one of the most important archaeological discoveries of modern times, pushing back the origins of monumentality beyond the emergence of agriculture. We are pleased to present a summary of work in progress by the excavators of this remarkable site and their latest thoughts about its role and meaning. At the dawn of the Neolithic,hunter-gatherers congregating at GobekliTepe created social and ideological cohesion through the carving of decorated pillars, dancing, feasting—and, almost certainly, the drinking of beer made from fermented wild crops.  [...]

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