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Övergången från natur till kultur
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Transition from nature to civilization (English)
Abstract [en]

Göbekli Tepe is an 11000 year old religious center where Totem has been exercised. It was raised by megalithic hunters and collectors that still during the construction lived in small-scaled mobile groups in order to find food and therefore should not have had time to raised costly stone monuments. 

The religious center consists of four enclosures with two T-pillars decorated with pictures of different animals and birds. Any dwellings have not been found. The place has been constructed by a well-organized elitist organization that has been capable of raising constructions in order to exercise their religion in a way we did not thought was possible such a long time ago. 

Analysis and findings from the near east existing from this time shows however that social changes happen in the communities around the region. 

Can archeological finding from the excavations on the religious center give any answer or clue regarding how man came to develop from hunter and collector to farmer? Do the findings reveal that the religion has changed Mans way to think and organize so that she was prepared to introduce the agriculture that occurs? The aim of thesis is to clarify whether Göbekli Tepe has played any role in the complex origin of agriculture.

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2012. , 29 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1614OAI: diva2:565605
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2012-10-29, Distans, Cramérgatan 3, Visby, 11:46 (Swedish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-11-08 Created: 2012-11-07 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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