Gobekli Tepe: The Rise of Humans

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, December 12, 2020) **** We expect this to happen only in the movies.  But truth could be stranger than fiction.  Imagine a group of human hunter-gatherers (a euphemism for savages) around 12,000 years ago in the southern part of modern-day Turkey.  They noticed that some very smart and assertive children wereContinue reading “Gobekli Tepe: The Rise of Humans”

Solving the Enigma of Dolmens

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, November 10, 2020) *** Prehistoric dolmens, estimated to have been built between 7000 and 3500 years ago, are some of the oldest preserved buildings on Earth as they are made of durable stones. These megalithic monuments are characterized by the use of large stones and the absence of mortar. Their distributionContinue reading “Solving the Enigma of Dolmens”