Perhaps most incredibly of all he said that it seemed that they had only used each circular site for a matter of weeks, perhaps even days, to perform their rituals and then they had covered it over and commenced making the next one. He explained that there was still much that was not clear and that he expected to be still working at Göbekli Tepe for at least another 10 to 20 years.
Later Christian a contractor working on the scans showed us on his laptop how various forms of scan are used to map our the unexcavated areas of Göbekli Tepe and other similar sites – magnetometry to make an aerial view and GPR to figure out the depths of the items discovered by magnetometry. We could make many more circular structures beneath the ground in the surrounding hills.
We all left Göbekli Tepe feeling very satisfied with our experiences and privileged that Dr. Schmidt and his team were able to give up some of their time to explain to us the work they were doing and pondering what might still lies beneath the ground at Göbekli Tepe. But first we were headed to the museum in Urfa with its collection of artefacts from Göbekli Tepe!Read more about Göbekli Tepe here