British archaeologist Dr. Lee Clare, the coordinator of the German Archaeological Institute's Göbeklitepe excavations, has given seminars on the history of Göbeklitepe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to 11,000 years ago, as part of a series of events organized by Yunus Emre Institute's Washington DC branch.
The first event held at Chicago Oriental Institute under the sponsorship of the Turkish consulate general in Chicago, was attended by numerous academics working on archaeology as well as archaeology fans who sought to learn more about Göbeklitepe.
The event in Chicago was followed by a conference conducted in cooperation with Michigan State University in the university's campus.
The final leg of the program was held at Clear Lake campus of the University of Houston with support from the Turkish consulate general in Houston.
Many academics and archaeology enthusiasts attended the program and were thankful for the comprehensive presentation on Göbeklitepe as the oldest known settlement in human history.