The most famous Pre-pottery Neolithic site of Anatolia, Göbekli Tepe, since 1994 has been the subject of intensive studies due to its peculiar characteristics, linked to the presence of both circular buildings and the so-called anthropomorphic T-shaped pillars. It was supposed that its discovery would have been one of a kind, but in the next few years scholars revealed the existence of similar settlements in the area of Şanlıurfa Province. These sites, still far from being investigated, share with Göbekli Tepe the same archaeological evidences, including chronological features, size and architectural and iconographic traits. The aim of this article is to focus on the new available data, which

Şanlıurfa - Yeni Mahalle Höyüğü is located within the ancient town center of Şanlıurfa, north of Balıklıgöl sacred area (Fig 1). Today, the entire mound is located within the ancient town center and is underneath single-storey dwellings. During the recent road construction works performed at this area, a section of approximately 15 m length, 60 cm thickness and 2 m height is revealed (Fig. 2). A salvage excavation is then initiated at this section in year 1997 as directed by Şanlıurfa Museum Directorate with Harran University Archeology Department acting as counselors. As a result of the studies conducted therein, 13 cultural levels are discovered, all of which are

Şanlıurfa region, covered with wild pistachio, oak and willow groves in the past, has been inhabited since the Epi-paleolithic period. In the region, the population increased, especially with the establishment of trap areas in the Neolithic period. Many archaeological findings have been uncovered as a result of the Neolithic excavations carried out in Şanlıurfa region in recent years. These findings help us understand better the flora and fauna of the Neolithic period. There are sculptures, reliefs, decorated stone vessels, decorated stone plates among the most important findings. It is possible to obtain information about how the animals and vegetation in the Neolithic period were used and what their

Abstract: Three artifacts delivered to Şanlıurfa Museum in 2013 and dated to Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period forms the main topic of the present study. Two of such artifacts are rather grave goods, one of which is a decorative stone bowl made of chlorite stone while the other is a stone plate. The decorative stone bowl resembling the finds at Körtik Tepe is discovered as intact for the first time other than the small pieces discovered during the excavations and studies conducted at Şanlıurfa until today. The last artifact, on the other hand, is a piece of a statue resembling a lion’s head. Rather resembling the statues at Göbekli Tepe

This article refers to the Neolithic Period settlements discovered during surveys and provincial cultural inventory studies conducted in Şanlıurfa province located in Southeast Turkey. The locations and dimensions of the settlements that contain “T” shaped pillars is one of the main discussion topics of this study. Another matter under discussion is to comprehend the differences between the small-scale settlements that contain cult centers and “T” shaped pillars. The fact that two of the settlements under study contain both the remains of circular domestic buildings and the pillars indicate that such settlements resemble Çayönü and Nevali Çori settlements, which contain cult and domestic buildings. It is contemplated that such

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