Archeologists make discoveries every day and that’s a fact, but very few of these discoveries ever actually matter from a historical point of view. Sure, we can get a better understanding of our past and even come up with interesting theories along the way that connects each of the artifacts we discover over time, but most of the time it’s just trinkets of the past. This last discovery though was anything but that. This 9,000-year-old settlement was reported by a team of archeologists that stated that this was “a game-changer” to say the least.
This site was discovered near the town of Motza, about 3 miles away from Jerusalem and it is according to the archeologists themselves about a third of a mile in length. Around 2,000 people have lived in this settlement and upon closer inspection, this was mainly used for religious practice and rituals. The site allegedly features alleys, burial sites, buildings, and even signs of early prehistorically sophisticated urban planning.
The team of archaeologists that came up with the discovery closed off their interview by stating that this was only the beginning of our journey towards the truth. They also declared that we know less than five percent of our own history and that we should focus less on looking at the sky for answers and focus more on our own history on our very own planet instead.