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8.15.2008

Archaeologists get a glimpse of life in a Sahara Eden - Los Angeles Times

Green Sahara

Archaeologists get a glimpse of life in a Sahara Eden - Los Angeles Times:

A chance discovery by a team of American scientists has led to the
unearthing of a Stone Age cemetery that is providing the first glimpses
of what life was like during the still-mysterious period when monsoons
brought rain to the desert and created the "green Sahara."

The
more than 200 graves that have been explored so far indicate that,
beginning 10,000 years ago, two populations lived on the shores of a
massive lake, separated by a 1,000-year period during which the lake
dried up.

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