While reading "Homo Sapiens" by Harari, I have been fascinated by the link made between wheat emergence and this prehistoric stone temple. A colleague told me about pseudo history in this book, so I went checking this fact that I took for granted.
Indeed, like stated by Harari, the temple is considered by researchers as a monument built by hunters thanks to animal bones found.
I read once that there were wheat representation on the pillars. Unfortunately, none of the pictures I managed to see with google search image were resembling wheat.
- Are there recognized representation of wheat in the Gobekli Tepe temple ? Any link to picture of them is welcome.
- More generally, is there a consensus establishing/recognizing the emergence of wheat linked to Gobekli Tepe temple or the people who built it ?
Indeed, I had read report that the ancestor of wheat had been traced thanks to DNA to a wheat species in the center of Turkey, Einkorn Wheat.
Evidence from DNA fingerprinting suggests einkorn was first domesticated near Karaca Dağ in southeast Turkey, an area in which a number of PPNB farming villages have been found.
So that could match.