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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday May 16 2020, @12:03PM   Printer-friendly
from the did-they-file-a-permit? dept.

Geometry guided construction of earliest known temple, built 6,000 years before Stonehenge:

The sprawling 11,500-year-old stone Göbekli Tepe complex in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey, is the earliest known temple in human history and one of the most important discoveries of Neolithic research.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority have now used architectural analysis to discover that geometry informed the layout of Göbekli Tepe's impressive round stone structures and enormous assembly of limestone pillars, which they say were initially planned as a single structure.

Three of the Göbekli Tepe's monumental round structures, the largest of which are 20 meters in diameter, were initially planned as a single project, according to researchers Gil Haklay of the Israel Antiquities Authority, a Ph.D. candidate at Tel Aviv University, and Prof. Avi Gopher of TAU's Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations. They used a computer algorithm to trace aspects of the architectural design processes involved in the construction of these enclosures in this early Neolithic site.

Their findings were published in Cambridge Archaeological Journal in May.

[...] Discovered by German archaeologist Dr. Klaus Schmidt in 1994, Göbekli Tepe has since been the subject of hot archaeological debate. But while these, and other early Neolithic remains, have been intensively studied, the issue of architectural planning during these periods and its cultural ramifications have not.

Most researchers have made the case that the Göbekli Tepe enclosures at the main excavation area were constructed over time. However, Haklay and Prof. Gopher say that three of the structures were designed as a single project and according to a coherent geometric pattern.

[...] "This case of early architectural planning may serve as an example of the dynamics of cultural changes during the early parts of the Neolithic period," Haklay says. "Our findings suggest that major architectural transformations during this period, such as the transition to rectangular architecture, were knowledge-based, top-down processes carried out by specialists.

"The most important and basic methods of architectural planning were devised in the Levant in the Late Epipaleolithic period as part of the Natufian culture and through the early Neolithic period. Our new research indicates that the methods of architectural planning, abstract design rules and organizational patterns were already being used during this formative period in human history."

Next, the researchers intend to investigate the architectural remains of other Neolithic sites throughout the Levant.

More information:Gil Haklay et al, Geometry and Architectural Planning at Göbekli Tepe, Turkey, Cambridge Archaeological Journal (2020). DOI: 10.1017/S0959774319000660


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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @01:06PM (17 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @01:06PM (#994971)

    Clearly we can see that the history of women's oppression begins with the invention of mathematics. All math is patriarchal, as can be seen in that rape manual Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Maths were invented for the sole purpose of preventing women's full participation in society by hiding the levers of power behind a gibberish of symbols that bear no relation to menstruation and childbirth. See how terrified men are of menstruation that they have to force on women a secret code with arbitrary, capricious rules that could only possibly make sense to a incomplete, inferior beings without menstruation. Women would have accumulated private property like mad if not for maths!

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @01:33PM (12 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @01:33PM (#994976)
    Wow. Something triggered you and sent you into an offtopic rage. Who knows what. Asperger's FTW, I guess.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @01:45PM (11 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @01:45PM (#994979)

      Another inferior being terrified of menstruation. Maths cause the autism spectrum disorders with their male energies, which are infused into vaccines forced on us by male "science." Only women are capable of creating life. Men use their maths and science to create destruction and death.

      • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Saturday May 16 2020, @02:04PM (10 children)

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday May 16 2020, @02:04PM (#994987) Homepage Journal

        So, uhhhhhmmmmm, lemme think about this.

        Women can be judged by their ability to procreate. Everything else is nonsense. A fertile woman is a real woman, and less fertile women are lesser women, and an infertile woman is no woman at all.

        Sounds like you're the greatest mysogenist of all time!! If the bitch won't put out, she needs to die? And, if she doesn't give you babby, then she's just a worthless bitch?

        If I've misunderstood you, you really need to do some 'splainin', Lucy.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @02:40PM (9 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @02:40PM (#994998)

          My aunt explained menstruation to me when I woke up one day with blood all over my bed terrified I was dying of some disease and bleeding out. Since then I've given birth to 5 children, and I have another on the way. I can feel her kicking inside of me. You'll never know what it is to have new life growing inside of you. What have you done other than foment some kind of "boogaloo?" Violence and death is all that men are capable of.

          Your moral relativity will lead you to absurdities like the idea that Bradley Manning is somehow a woman. He's a rapist just like the rest of you.

          • (Score: 3, Touché) by Runaway1956 on Saturday May 16 2020, @03:09PM

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday May 16 2020, @03:09PM (#995008) Homepage Journal

            Ho-hum.

            Maybe women like you should make your own country somewhere, and keep all the men out.

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          • (Score: 1) by khallow on Saturday May 16 2020, @03:22PM (7 children)

            by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Saturday May 16 2020, @03:22PM (#995011) Journal

            My aunt explained menstruation to me when I woke up one day with blood all over my bed

            Right. And I'm an otherkin glen dragon with iridescent, purple scales. Watch me preen! Preen khallow preen!

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @05:41PM (6 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @05:41PM (#995065)

              See how men deride and deny the powers of life that women possess. Observe the horror of feminine fertility men feel when confronted with menstruation and pregnancy. Your kind seeks to keep menstruation a secret to give yourselves power over vulnerable, young girls and to intimidate women who dare to talk about their reproductive organs.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @06:29PM (5 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @06:29PM (#995093)

                Us men will dare to invent artificial wombs and seize the means of production.

                • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @07:20PM (3 children)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @07:20PM (#995105)

                  Only an inferior being who is incapable of creating new life would compare wombs to "means of production." That perfectly explains the problem. You think of women as property, and you objectify our bodies as property, believing your misogynist idols of science and geometry could possibly describe or contain the power of the womb. Science and geometry exist solely to expropriate what is rightfully ours.

                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @08:10PM (1 child)

                    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @08:10PM (#995119)

                    Ohohoho, you sound confident in your position. And yet, science will indeed expropriate the power of the sacred femynyne. You can not stop it.

                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 17 2020, @02:44AM

                      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 17 2020, @02:44AM (#995225)

                      Science will never succeed in raping women's precious bodily fluids. Have you ever seen a scientist drink a glass of water?

                  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 17 2020, @03:47PM

                    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 17 2020, @03:47PM (#995384)

                    So much hot air out of a talking body part.

                    Maybe try using the body part between your ears next time.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 18 2020, @09:21AM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 18 2020, @09:21AM (#995656)

                  I've heard it called a lot of things but "seize the means of production" is a new one. Stop it or you'll go blind.

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @01:50PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @01:50PM (#994982)

    It is my experience that men who get triggered by women demanding equal rights, equal representation, recognition of the way they have been historically opressed, and acknowledgement of their contribution to humanity, are usually very insecure in their own masculinity.

    • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @01:54PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2020, @01:54PM (#994985)

      It is my experience and that of everyone who has ever met you that you are a twat.

  • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by inertnet on Saturday May 16 2020, @02:12PM (1 child)

    by inertnet (4071) on Saturday May 16 2020, @02:12PM (#994989)

    And it all began millions of years ago, when lobsters started multiplying.

    • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by BsAtHome on Saturday May 16 2020, @02:16PM

      by BsAtHome (889) on Saturday May 16 2020, @02:16PM (#994991)

      I blame single cell organisms. They had the guts to form communities and multiply out of control into more or less functional blobs. How dare they multiply! We'd all be better off without them. We must turn back the clock.