Göbekli Tepe: Prehistoric Evidence for Animism?

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Oliver Dietrich, "Shamanism at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe," Praehistorische Zeitschrift, 2023.
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00:00 Introduction
1:39 Animal iconography overview
4:00 Animism Explained
6:59 Neolithic Animal Personhood
11:00 Predatory, Male, Aggressive Iconography