I would say, as a friend, not a would-be patron, to feminists and black activists, to not worry about what any – and mostly a white guy – speaks about the past (especially since “science” has always had this gentlemen’s club thing), or at least have a likely white guy discourse ahead to not be vexed or disappointed. Well i’m not naive, of course discourses matters in the social world too much – even in the science world, for the great part of it that is influenced by society biases. It matters for your (and/or of all of us, concerned people) struggle and you should keep going, yes. But this does not would have power to affect your personal convictions or simply the truth, which i started talking about and you all should know well. Specially the text above statements – in words and pictures, so wrong in so many ways, both scientific and normatively speaking! – although i do not disregard parts of real information i’m taking from it.
Still, archaeologists have their theories—evidence, perhaps, of the irresistible human urge to explain the unexplainable. The surprising lack of evidence that people lived right there, researchers say, argues against its use as a settlement or even a place where, for instance, clan leaders gathered. Hodder is fascinated that Gobekli Tepe's pillar carvings are dominated not by edible prey like deer and cattle but by menacing creatures such as lions, spiders, snakes and scorpions. "It's a scary, fantastic world of nasty-looking beasts," he muses. While later cultures were more concerned with farming and fertility, he suggests, perhaps these hunters were trying to master their fears by building this complex, which is a good distance from where they lived.