Clearly their record in art was very, very important to these people, (but not to the builders of the GP).
There seems a great sameness to most of the large statues, and even some of the smaller ones!!
His are the most distinctive ... and perhpas rightly so ... if Gobekli Tepi => Pot Bellied Hill ... ??? ... implies, and one were inclined mentally to allow -- the veri-similitude as an objective description.
I have always thought of the site, Gobekli Tepi as the creation of the Hammer of Thor. But that is just a sallyism.
I hope they will take core samples of the other sites on the hill, and perhaps find some evidence of the site having been filled in by the flood --- (water carry and sedimentation rates).
I think this point is being deliberately obfuscated, and it will impact the dating, (dreadfully).
It seems TPTB want to befuddle us endlessly, waiting to see who will challenge their fallacious and often so very wrong ideas -- (flat earth, geocentric solar system, etc).
I am again struck by the manner in which Andy Collins and the Hancock side of things seem to be on opposite sides of the churning post of the Milky Ocean ..
Cygnus and Orion and the Pyramids was the first, to which I susbscribed a geodetic role to Cygnus and Orion; -- but a timing role to Orion -- Re: rising and falling in regard to the Ever Important Horizon or Site Line. There was no way to do this for Cygnus, as I had not found any research on this possible function.
Now we are wondering on the Web, if the Vulture Shaman is speaking to us about the Comet which was on it's way, or is just the Vulture Shaman who was of great import in this age of Mankind.
Not only at Gobekli Tepi, but it seems also at Rapa Nui, Gebel Anat (sp?), and among the other cultures with a birdman figure among their honored beings.
Mind is the rider.