The recent edition of Archaeology Magazine has an article by Sandra Scham called The World’s First Temple, about the ruins being excavated at Gobekli Tepe, on a ridge in southeastern Turkey, overlooking the Harran Plain eastward toward Syria, it’s now a dry desolate region, now the kind of place you’re think the ancients would have built this series of stone circles, with huge hewn limestone t-shaped pillars, up to nine feet tall and 50 tons, with intricate carvings of ostriches, red deer, aurochs, boars, lions, and many other animals, where now none of those animals roam, because it’s now a desert, arable land by only intensive irrigation, the climate was much different when Gobekli Tepe was a worship center.
In the article, Scham and participating archaeologist Klaus Schmidt of the German Archaeological Institute say that the ancient temple was built circa 10000 B.C., during the “pre pottery neolithic,” indicating that according to the mainstreamers’ timeline, pottery wasn’t being made, but those giant sculpted stone pillars with carving were, go figure. And they don’t discuss that the climate was much different back then, according to their own model which says that at 10000 B.C., the Ice Age was ending, so in that region, the rainfall was drastically decreasing.
But Yale archaeologist Harvey Weiss says the climate change which devastated the Middle East, deduced from his archaeological work at Tel Leilan in Syria, a few hundred miles east of Gobekli Tepe, occured circa 2000 B.C., not 10000 B.C., illustrating the timeline problem for the mainstreamers’ conception of ancient history, with Scham and Schmidt highlighting their problem in saying that the megalithic building at Gobekli Tepe was 7,000 years before similar building in the rest of the Middle East, and Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the Far East.
There is an ancient account that Sargon I (who may have been Asshur) of Akkad, circa 2000 B. C., marched his army of 5,000 to southeastern Turkey to put down some upstarts against his realm, and the account notes that he had to hack through thick forests in the mountainous terrain there, which now looks more like a moonscape than forest, so that was during the Ice Age, which ended circa 1500 B.C., which Harvey Weiss and many archaelogist are now coming to see.
And those ancients during the Ice Age circa 2000 B.C. were measuring and mapping the earth, and calculating the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza to be a reduced embodiment of the earth by a factor of 43,200, which is half the number of seconds in a day, and whose base perimeter length is half a nautical mile, by design, by measuring time, but not solar transit time. See the simple explanation in article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com to understand this archaic astronomical methodology which enabled the ancients to measure the earth within 0.5% accuracy. Quite remarkable, so be sure to show your professors.