The artefacts and ruins discovered at Göbeklitepe provide us different clues about the people that built this center of faith. Amongst the remains, there are signs of meat consumption, plus animal bones, pieces of stone, stone tools and rubble. The area in which animal bones of gazelle and deer were excavated implies that the builders were stone axe wielding hunter-gatherers. In short, Göbeklitepe is the work of a pre-agricultural society.
The people we once assumed to be lacking in engineering skill and knowledge, are in fact a well-informed society that created temples with advanced engineering methods. Not only resourceful, these hunters and gatherers of the Stone Age appear to be capable of great organizational capacity.
The obelisks excavated on the site would have taken the strength of 50 man to carry, and the leftover bones of wild animals also suggest that feasts were held, intimating that the society had many members. In order to build such a structure as Göbeklitepe, a prerequisite is a settled society with structural organization. However, in the findings, there is no sign of feeding or shelter. So, it appears this society may have spent days laboring, chipping and collecting stones to shape pillars, before heading back to their settlement.
It is most likely that this said settlement is Şanlıurafa, this could be supported by the statues in Şanlıurfa that also date back to the Stone Age.