June 25, 2013

Why Did Civilizations in the Sahara Disappear?

Annalee Newitz, io9

AP Photo

The Sahara in central Africa is the largest hot desert on Earth, its blistering sands practically lifeless. But just a few thousand years ago, it was a home to early human civilizations. Over the past decade, we've gotten a sharp picture of what happened to the people who lived in this lost landscape.

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October 25, 2013
Drought Led to the Collapse of Many Civilizations
Roff Smith, NatGeo
What happened about 3,200 years ago to bring about the collapse of not just one but a number of flourishing civilizations on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean? A study of fossilized pollen particles taken from sediments at... more ››