Archaeologists now think that religion sparked off civilisation and not the other way round...

This interesting article on the National Geographic website looks at the oldest known religious site in the world, Göbekli Tepe, and what it can potentially tell us about the origins of Neolithic civilisation, and in turn, our own...

Visit the National Geographic site to read the full article.

For a podcast interview with the author, Charles C. Mann, visit:


  1. Such an idea is also mentioned in the BBC 2 series, 'Divine Women,' presented by Bethany Hughes:


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