Göbekli Tepe and Norte Chico: Structural monumentalism and protocivilization manifestations in pre-pottery societies
This publication covers the specific phenomenon of monumental structures in such Pre-Pottery communities as Göbekli Tepe (Anatolia Region, X-IX millennium B.C.) and Norte Chico (Central Peru, IV-III millennium B.C.). The discovery of the above-mentioned sites has altered the existing viewpoints on civilization processes, therefore this publication is a step towards seeking new answers. Of all the key approaches mentioned in this publication, the author advocates the concept of communicational network as a driving force in complex societies. Transregional intercultural exchange of information during ritual feasts and religious practices in similar monumental sanctuaries appears to be a plausible incentive to innovation and, in the end, to civilization.
Pre-pottery Neolithic, monumental architecture, civilization processes, communal rituals, information networks, complex societies, Göbekli Tepe, Norte Chico
Korol', Denis. Göbekli Tepe and Norte Chico: Structural monumentalism and protocivilization manifestations in pre-pottery societies // Наукові записки НаУКМА. - 2015. - Т. 166 : Теорія та історія культури.