Older Than Göbekli Tepe | Harbetsuvan Tepesi Update

In this third video in a new series looking at the most recent archaeological updates on the truly ancient Pre-Pottery neolithic Tas Tepeler sites of SE Anatolia, we’ll be taking a look at Harbetsuvan Tepesi.

This is one of the 12 Tas Tepeler sites but it is far smaller than Gobekli Tepe and Karahan Tepe but according to archaeologists, it could be the key to really understanding the Neolithic in the region.

Harbetsuvan Tepesi is located around 55km southeast of the modern city of Sanliurfa. It was only discovered in 2014 and excavations took place between 2017 and 2019. This year, in the summer of 2022, further excavations took place.

In this video, I am showcasing Kazuya Shimogama from the Chiba Institute of Technology, who has been working at Harbetsuvan Tepesi this year and is a leading authority on the site. He presents the latest information from this truly ancient site.

He took part in the recent Tas Tepeler presentation on the Arkeolojihaber YouTube channel, and once again I have permission to include his part in full, so you can hear the full archaeological update on what is proving to be another fascinating site in the SE Anatolian region of Turkey.

Matt Sibson
Ancient Architects