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cowbell
11-13-2008, 04:09 PM
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/gobekli-tepe.html


Established civilization theory suggests that with the development of agriculture came cities, and that those collections of people created a social hierarchy that brought about early religion. This discovery suggests just the opposite people got together to build a huge monument to their religion, and in order to sustain it, communities were formed, thus suggesting that agriculture actually followed in order to sustain the population.

Cold Warrior
11-13-2008, 05:19 PM
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/gobekli-tepe.html


Established civilization theory suggests that with the development of agriculture came cities, and that those collections of people created a social hierarchy that brought about early religion. This discovery suggests just the opposite people got together to build a huge monument to their religion, and in order to sustain it, communities were formed, thus suggesting that agriculture actually followed in order to sustain the population.

Impossible! The world's not 11,000 years old!

Seriously, good article. Thanks...:D

FlaGator
11-13-2008, 06:20 PM
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/gobekli-tepe.html


Established civilization theory suggests that with the development of agriculture came cities, and that those collections of people created a social hierarchy that brought about early religion. This discovery suggests just the opposite people got together to build a huge monument to their religion, and in order to sustain it, communities were formed, thus suggesting that agriculture actually followed in order to sustain the population.

I've seen both theories and either seems plausible. The issue at hand is that the villiage in the article was founded during one of the ice ages at the edge of glacier (if I'm not confusing this place with another I've read about) and basic agriculture and hunting was taking place. Also it is believed that this site might be the first to develop a division of labor where certain people specialized at a limited number of tasks. It was basically a working city in microcosm. You had hunters, gatherers, growers, shelter makers, weavers, blanket makers... etc.

jinxmchue
11-14-2008, 11:47 AM
Where's LP and his dumbass remarks about Creationism?