Göbekli Tepe Builders Influenced by Ice Age Siberian Migrants

Göbekli Tepe made the headlines as two professors presented a new study in Istanbul, which showed the archaeological continuity of certain types of stone tools, called micro blades, from ice age cultures in Siberia to the 12,000-year-old site of Göbekli Tepe, implying that the origins of the famous Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site could well have been influenced by people migrating thousands of miles from the east.

The hypothesis was presented at the ‘Proto-Turks Bearing Culture to the World Workshop”, which was held in Istanbul from June 11th to 13th.


The migration of the ancient people in question started in Siberia 30,000 years ago, a people who moved all over Asia, including westward along the Inner Asian Mountain Corridor. They reached the Zagros Mountain region and from there they mixed with Hunter-Gatherers of SE Anatolia.


The professors behind the study traced their route by analysing the types of micro blade stone tool technologies.


In this video, I take a look at the important news story, and how it relates to some research I included in my previous video titled: "The Younger Dryas and the Origins of Göbekli Tepe" 


All images are taken from Google Images, Google Earth and the below sources for educational purposes only.

Matt Sibson
Ancient Architects