Tepe and Navali Cori
Tepe is an early Neolithic site in south eastern Turkey
settlement has been dated to ca. 9000 BC. There are remains
of smaller houses from the PPNE and some few epipalaeolithic
finds as well. There are a number of radio carbon dates: 8960
9559 9452 - 8430
is located 15 km northeast of Urfa on the top of a range of
limestone-hills that forms the south eastern extension of the
Taurus mountains. The name means "hill with a navel".
The tell (artificial settlement hill) is 15 m high and 300 m
or temples are round megalithic buildings. The walls are made
of unworked dry stone and include numerous T-shaped monolithic
pillars of limestone that are up to 3 m high. Another, bigger
pair of pillars is placed in the centre of the structure. The
floors are made of trraza (burnt lime), and there is a low bench
running along the whole of the exterior wall.
settlement formally belongs to the earliest Neolithic (PPNA),
up to now no traces of domesticated plants or animals have
been found. The inhabitants were hunter gatherers.