MMM 397: Nevalı Çori

This is a temple site not far from Göbekli Tepe in the Anatolia region of modern Turkey.  Organics buried at the site date it to approximately the same time period; active use between 8400 BC and 8100 BC.  Structurally, it has much in common with Göbekli Tepe, stone pile walls, some large standing stones, and some carved walls.

Temple area.

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Wall carving of what appears to be an early lemon party.

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A number of smaller statue carvings have also been found at the site.  Some less weathered than others.

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And some either unfinished or much more weathered.  The caption says “bird with a human face” but I really don’t see a bird here.

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The site is now covered with a protective dome while the dig continues, but there are photographs taken before it was covered that give some nice context.

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116 Comments

  1. H2 history is more interesting than regular history. Our facts are more interesting.

  2. 1. Bloomberg will spend hundreds of millions of dollars attacking the Trump children if Trump tries to go after Hunter Biden. He’s obv working closely with the Biden people and trying to take over the campaign.
    2. The media is floating the trial balloon that Coronavirus is Trump’s Katrina. It’s the second week in a row that it’s been mentioned a bit and will probably take hold in the next few weeks.
    3. The economy is going to crash and that’s positive for Democrats. Please, dear god, let the economy crash – Love, MSM
    4. Biden is the nominee and the race is over.
    5. Biden isn’t all there mentally (this is only coming from Bernie people); the Right already knew this.
    6. Bernie isn’t going to go after Biden hard enough to win. He’s too meek and cucked, like a fake socialist.
    7. Biden is in hiding – but no one is saying so yet. The strategy is almost identical to Hillary! 2016.

  3. Bernie might not go after Biden, but his supporters will. The Warrens are already stirring shit up (that’s most of the libs on facedouche I know).

    But they are part of the Blue No Matter What crowd, so it will be interesting how they square off their positions. Which they will.

    The one main point they have that I agree with is that they are voting for who will replace RBG on the court. 100% in agreement with them.

  4. Facebook Meme of the Day

  5. There will be a sizeable chunk of shit-sandwich eaters for Biden, because they have to stop Orangemanbad at any cost. They’ll tell themselves that Gretchen Whitmer will be a fine president.

  6. Couple of interesting things from the Sunday political shows
    —————–
    All good points. I’m hoping Biden remains the nominee. I think the majority of the American people will vote for Trump over him. I can’t imagine the debates going Joe’s way.

  7. I think more will vote for Trump if it’s Bernie. Biden gives them an out.

  8. Listening to the news on the way in to work and I hear how the political transition in Afghanistan is not happening peacefully. This just reinforces how much of a good idea it is to GTFO of that cesspool.

  9. MI primary is tomorrow. Bernie beat Hillary here in ’16, so he may pick up delegates. I need to look at my sample ballot and decide if Chaos is worthwhile. Might be some other primaries worth voting in on the R side.

  10. Biden vs Trump in debates will be Biden vs Ryan redux. Biden will sit and make the sound REEEEEEEEEE for an hour, and the media will declare him the winner.

  11. Agreed about more votes for Trump if Bernie is the nominee. Biden is the least terrifying prospect for a lot of “moderate” dems and cuck Republicans.

  12. Slightly related to today’s topic.

    https://phys.org/news/2020-03-evidence-cosmic-impact-destruction-world.html

  13. https://www.the-american-interest.com/2020/03/05/we-need-hard-decoupling/

  14. Weird

    https://tinyurl.com/rxvfxba

  15. President only here, so:

    Mark Sanford
    Donald J. Trump
    Joe Walsh
    Bill Weld

    or

    Michael Bennet
    Joe Biden
    Michael R. Bloomberg
    Cory Booker
    Pete Buttigieg
    Julian Castro
    John Delaney
    Tulsi Gabbard
    Amy Klobuchar
    Bernie Sanders
    Joe Sestak
    Tom Steyer
    Elizabeth Warren
    Marianne Williamson
    Andrew Yang

  16. Dammit. I might have to vote for Bernie.

  17. Weird

    “Found footage” for a sci-fi movie, I’ll bet.

  18. I can’t imagine the debates going Joe’s way.
    —————-
    This is of particular interest. Michigan primary is tomorrow. Next debate is the 15th.

    If Biden can wipe out Bernie and there’s a lot of pressure to get him to concede, Biden won’t have to debate.

    I can’t imagine people will walk away thinking Biden can beat Trump after a few hours of camera time.

  19. So, how bad of a day is it going to be for the markets?

  20. Bad early, then bargain hunting will bring a bounce late in the trading day. My guess is we end DJIA down 500-600.

  21. Awww, Max Von Sydow passed away.

  22. RIP Ming. You were my favorite childhood villain.

  23. The End?

  24. Spring is Sproinging here. Usually we get another cold snap in March by now, or soon; but nothing like that is showing in the long range forecast. I must say, we didn’t have much of a Winter.

    I’m gonna soak my celeriac* seeds.

    *another made-up pretend veggie for Pupster

  25. The End?

    Sadly, yes.

  26. The DNC is already changing the debate format. Both candidates will be seated and take questions from the audience, rather than standing behind lecterns.

  27. They’re trying really hard to help Biden.

  28. Really digging the weather. Already collected about 50 gallons of sap from Maple trees in the last week. But I need the temps to drop a little more overnight to keep them producing, and a cold snap somewhere to keep them from budding early

  29. Standing for 2 hours is beyond them at this point, I expect, and the higher blood pressure increases the chance of an aneurysm, stroke, or other brain injury.

  30. We’re already out of sap season for the foreseeable future. I even unplugged the lamp in the hydrant box.

  31. Trump’s choice to downplay (and outright lie about) Covid-19 concerns to protect the stock market seems to be backfiring.

    libs on FB. WTF has he lied about?

  32. To hear my dad tell it, Trump lies every time he talks.

  33. Apparently there was some kind of episode where Trump walked onto his plane with toilet paper on his shoe last year. I never heard about it, but every lefty thinks it’s the most hilarious thing they ever saw. One of my coworkers was having a giggle about it last night (it related to something that happened earlier in the evening) and was aghast that I hadn’t heard of it.

    We live in alternate universes.

  34. It was something that “appeared to be”. Which means it probably was something else. He was boarding a plan. So, probably something on the runway he picked up on the way to the plan.

    Afterwards, they show a SS member just picking it up with his hand. If it were TP, would someone really do that? The left is insane.

  35. Afterwards, they show a SS member just picking it up with his hand. If it were TP, would someone really do that? The left is insane.

    If it’s anywhere near AF1 yeah, they might just to keep and debris away from the engines.

  36. Why wouldn’t you pick up TP from a shoe? It hasn’t been in the toilet, it fell on the floor. Pick it up, throw it away, wash your hands.

  37. I never heard about it, but every lefty thinks it’s the most hilarious thing they ever saw.

    The intellectual equivalent of an unzipped fly, or a kick me sign taped to someone’s back without their knowledge. They aren’t as smart as they think they are.

  38. I’m ok with the Left living in a fantasy world.

    So far I only listen to Bill Maher and Chunk Yunger for lefty opinions.

    There’s so much dumb to wade through but at least these two are honest about what time it is.

  39. I’m just suggesting it was paper, but not toilet variety.

  40. I bet they never saw 0 failing to get an umbrella through the arch in a fence.

  41. It would have had to be stuck to his shoe for a long time for it to make it up that ramp. I’m guessing it was something on the stairs, or tarmac.

  42. https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/inside-elon-musks-plan-to-build-one-starship-a-week-and-settle-mars/

    I may have already linked this, but it’s still interesting.

  43. I wonder if the dems might come back to Bernie. The critique, that he’s lost his fastball, is actually true.

    People might notice when he starts talking about record players and his other eye explodes on TV.

  44. They can’t let Bernie get it because his supporters are useful idiots, but the establishment doesn’t want them to have any actual power. I suspect that the hope is to pull a Torrecelli and slide someone else in once Joe can’t continue. Maybe Hickenlooper?

  45. I don’t see a path forward for Joe. But who knows…

  46. Is the coronavirus overhyped? I don’t know.

    Some of it is a measurement system issue, though. We have no idea how many people get it, but don’t know they have it.

    Therefore we only measure the sickest of the distribution and extrapolation is totally misleading. And the people on TV are dumb; like can’t do third grade math dumb.

    Food for thought.

  47. Yes.

    Yes – and probably a LOT of people have it and don’t know

    yes again

    But mostly Trump. Duh. While there are some crossover, I find a LOT of the people freaking out dislike trump.

  48. It’s pretty strange, though…how pervasive the fear and response is.

    We’re cancelling travel at work and anyone that does travel will not be allowed to come to an office for two weeks. Mandatory work from home.

  49. I’m willing to believe that I already had it back in January or February.

  50. I’m ok with canceling unnecessary travel. Why not do what we can to stop the panic?

  51. We’re cancelling travel at work and anyone that does travel will not be allowed to come to an office for two weeks.

    If I were CEO of a company like that I would be saying:

    “We’re cancelling travel? If it’s that easy to cancel, why the fuck were we doing it in the first place? Cancel it all.”

    “That person has to stay home for two weeks? Why the fuck do we need them at all? Fire them now.”

  52. Agreed. I’m ok with whatever to tamp it down.

    But I don’t remember anything this ‘abundance of caution’ in my lifetime. Maybe it’s just the way things are now.

  53. If you travel for work and test positive for Wuhan Flu, I imagine you’ve got a lawsuit on your hands.

  54. I just deleted every email in my account. I hope I didn’t need anything in there.

  55. “We’re cancelling travel? If it’s that easy to cancel, why the fuck were we doing it in the first place? Cancel it all.”

    “That person has to stay home for two weeks? Why the fuck do we need them at all? Fire them now.”
    ———————
    Totally understood but we all work from home 90% of the time. It’s mandatory NOT to come to an office at all in the two weeks after travel.

    I basically work for a healthcare company so they LOVE this shit. Everyone is a doctor now.

  56. They’re all still there.

  57. They were gone and now they’re still there.

  58. Carin’s drunk again.

  59. gotta love online ticket buying. Just add $5 to every ticket as a convenience fee. Why not just add it to the price?

    Narrator voice: he already knew why they don’t add it, it just pisses him off.

  60. Our company suspended travel too.

  61. Ok, I think it’s throwing them away, but give the rather … large number, it’s going to take some time.

  62. That was not toilet paper on his shoe. Toilet paper isn’t that stiff, ffs, leftards need to take a flying leap off the nearest pier.

  63. Althouse linked to some poll/article, how the majority of democrats are freaking out over the virus and majority of republicans are not. Who do they watch and take as gospel?

  64. Quite frankly, I wish they’d do this quarantine shit every winter with the flu. Congress needs to start working from their home states regardless. Grifting f*ckers need to keep a day job, too.

  65. still. not again.

  66. YEA. They’re all gone. I hate to say it, but I had 25,000 emails in my thing.

    Now they’re all gone.

  67. Cool video on the economic development of Sweden

    More importantly, how the 4th most productive country in the world almost threw it all away. That’s the part most leftys miss.

  68. Comment by beasn on March 9, 2020 1:43 pm
    That was not toilet paper on his shoe. Toilet paper isn’t that stiff

    ==========

    It is if you’re a socialist…..

  69. But, wouldn’t it have colored pictures on it?

  70. Kamala Harris is still sipping peen.

  71. I promise to delete my emails daily from here on out.

  72. Car in tomorrow…

    I’ll delete those emails on Wednesday.

    Car in 2 years…

    I have 254,000 emails.

  73. Yea, that’s how I ended up in that trouble.

    About a year ago, i set out to delete 1000 per day. That lasted … two days. Maybe.

    I just nuked it all. It sucks that you get two choices – go through them one by one, or delete them all. Hopefully nothing important was in there. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen?

  74. 20 minutes and I have to go run my mile. Maybe two.

  75. MJ’s already soiled my pure email folder.

  76. Soiled is such a dirty word. I think you mean, ‘enlivened.’

  77. https://tinyurl.com/usyup57

  78. So the student who was quarantined for the virus….got out over the weekend to go to a school dance. I’m guessing that is why they shut down two high schools. Catholic, I believe.

  79. Caution: do not take market advice from the man writing this comment.

    Looks like we’re still finding the bottom.

  80. Take advice from me, I know nothing.

    Don’t watch this video. I warned you. Don’t do it.

    https://is.gd/tiR91M

  81. Caution: do not take market advice from the man writing this comment.

    Looks like we’re still finding the bottom.

    Hopefully we stick around this point until Friday afternoon at the earliest.

  82. That when your 401k acquisition hits?

  83. When I get paid and have some spare cash to spend.

  84. I’m going to have to call in to work. My perfectly empty email box keeps getting new stuff.

    I must remain vigilant.

  85. I was off yesterday. Got to work this AM, we had one pallet of Dasani and two pallets of paper towels. Every bay on the back wall was empty. 0 pallets of TP. 3 pallets of Kleenex. Bay after bay of empty steel. We did get a water truck. We’re getting them every other day. Selling through in 36 hours. Guy happened to be shopping when we got our water truck. He works for the company that Sam’s, Costco, and Wal-Mart get their branded water from. 800,000 bottles of water per day. Their production line can’t keep up with the demand. $20

  86. Mare!!

    https://tinyurl.com/u2jysgu

  87. If I were CEO of a company like that I would be saying:

    “We’re cancelling travel? If it’s that easy to cancel, why the fuck were we doing it in the first place? Cancel it all.”

    “That person has to stay home for two weeks? Why the fuck do we need them at all? Fire them now.”

    ———

    Hotspur was reading my mind.

  88. Pepe I don’t look like that but I’ve been feeling like that lately.

  89. The dirty secret is that most business travel for white-collar jobs is completely unnecessary. Customers demand it, managers demand it, but no one needs it these days.

  90. WTF cares if Trump had something on his shoe? Is this really a thing? If it is, it’s only a thing to dolts.

  91. OSO! Go look at the bing homepage RIGHT NOW!!

  92. I sleep like that all the time 🤪

  93. I saw a meme that said,

    Don’t worry about the Coronavirus
    It was made in China it won’t last long.

  94. Just like those drillbits!

  95. Wife and I just came up with an excellent pitch for a sitcom. I’ll tell you about it after USA buys the rights.

  96. Get your money upfront, Leon.

  97. You guys know of any legit home loan companies refinancing for free?

  98. No.

  99. Mare, I read that this shit will be over before home loan companies can get their shit/Paperwork together.

  100. Somebody should check in on Wiserbud and see if he has Corona virus yet.

  101. Bernie on Fox. Just used Reagan as an example of a social program, visiting students from Russia.

  102. Bernie was in St. Louis today. Sounded like a hellalot more people came to see him than saw Biden. He was promising all the free shit. Audience mostly young and mostly large females.

  103. Wiser is probably immune to Corona.

  104. So this explains why the St. Louis Co. Executive and the St. Louis Co. Health Department called a press conference an hour ago. Seems quite a few members of the neighborhood/community were pissed and most likely ready to start burning some shit down.

    Twenty year old came back from Italy this past Weds.. She started feeling ill on Thursday. They were concerned enough to take her in and get tested. Between the time she got tested on Thurs. and the time she got the results late Sat. afternoon, dad was still going into work and then took his younger daughter to a father/daughter dance, on Friday. A coffee shop was also visited.
    They are now claiming that they were never told by the health department that they had to quarantine (the sick girl was self quarantining) thru their lawyer . Righhht, they are so full of it.

    As a result, the girl’s school has been shut down until further notice, dad’s office (insurance I think) shut down for the rest of the week, and the coffee shop has said they have done a deep cleanse (hopefully the spooked public won’t boycott them).

    The ‘community’ is now reporting the family is now complying with the quarantine.

    People are nucking futs. Yeah, the dingbats should have stayed home until they got the results of the test but….as the health department stated, the risk is still low if you came into contact with them because ‘secondary’ family members and asymptomatic….making the point you cannot test asymptomatic people.

  105. I blame the media and democrats. But I repeat myself.

  106. I think Rocket Mortgage is free.

    I watch too much golf.

  107. Finally!

    https://tinyurl.com/wy8yk6q

  108. Scott?

    tpfort

  109. 12 more emails while I was at work. MOTHERFUCKER.

  110. OH OH OH.

    So newest preggo chick at work? SHE WAS FAKING IT.

    lol.

  111. Faking a pregnancy to get him to marry her?

  112. Well, to be fair, he probably lied quite a bit to get in her pants.

  113. Daphne etched Ramon’s portrait.


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