Founders of the famous Gobekli Tepe monument could have come from Siberia

(ORDO NEWS) — German researcher Professor Semih Güneri from the Center for Archaeological Research of the Caucasus and Central Asia at Dokuz Eylul University presented a scientific work in Turkey in early June, where he suggested that the founders of the famous Göbekli Tepe monument were from Siberia. Information about the study is published by the Arkeonews portal.

At the seminar “Proto-Turks Bringing Culture to the World” in Istanbul, Professor Semih Güneri said that according to data received from the scientific centers of Siberia, he suggests that Gobekli Tepe was founded by immigrants from the Asian part of modern Russia. The proof, in his opinion, is the similar methods of making stone tools.

The scientist said that the migration processes that began in Siberia 30 thousand years ago led to the spread of people from these territories throughout Asia, and then Eastern and Northern Europe. Traces of migrations can be traced with the help of archaeological artifacts.

“Mass migrations of the peoples of Siberia to the Zagros along the Central Asian mountain corridor should have reached the cultural areas of Göbekli Tepe through northern Iraq.

Based on the results of joint research with Russian colleagues, we found out that traces of the production of stone tools made by copying by the Upper Paleolithic Siberian peoples, represented by the Early North Asian genetic group, were previously identified in Europe and Russia in the region,” the professor noted during the report at the seminar.

“We discovered products of microblade copying technology, invented by the ancient peoples of North Asia 30 millennia ago, in the Zagros Mountains.

After that, this technique was transferred to the Göbekli Tepe culture. The connection between the high culture of Göbekli Tepe and the carriers of the Siberian technology for manufacturing microblades has already been proven.

The results of the genetic analysis of the population of the Zagros region confirmed the presence here of traces of people from Siberia who reached Zagros through the Central Asian mountain corridor and assimilated with the Göbekli-Tepe culture in northern Iraq,” added Professor Güneri.

The scientist said that the studies were carried out in the Baikal region three years ago – both in the field and in the laboratory.

“The microlesia that we studied are tiny incisors ranging in size from 2 to 5 mm. These are tools used in the most delicate work, mounted on bone handles, ”the scientist notes.

According to the professor, migrations can be considered as such only if they can be confirmed by various sources, including archaeological ones. In this case, the migrations of the peoples of Siberia have been confirmed by many archaeological finds.

So the technology for making tools was clearly brought from more eastern territories. Scientists have not yet been able to find out whether the migration of technology occurred through the migration of its carriers, or whether tools were transported by merchants. However, scientists have genetic evidence that the Siberian peoples reached the territory of the Zagros.


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