June 25, 2013

Why Did Civilizations in the Sahara Disappear?

Annalee Newitz, io9


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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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