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  1. Debate over 7,000-year-old rock art in barren Sahara Desert that may depict people swimming

    About 7,000 years ago in the Sahara Desert, artists painted giraffes, cows, goats, dogs, and people who ... line, more as if floating in air than swimming” says Sahara rock-art researcher Andras Zboray. “They are clearly symbolic, as are ... a goat, a dog, people and cows on cave walls in the Egyptian Sahara ( NASA Photo/Chris McKay ) Cattle depicted in ...

    Mark Miller - 14/01/2015 - 00:17

  2. When Salt Was Traded for Gold: The Salt Trade of West Africa that Built Kingdoms and Spread Culture

    ... use of camels allowed Berber-speaking peoples to cross the Sahara Desert. By the 8th century AD, trade was flowing between the Saharan ... merchants from the north. Other goods that traveled into western sub-Saharan Africa with the caravans included glass, precious ...

    dhwty - 28/04/2019 - 14:00

  3. Discovering the artists of the Eastern Sahara

    ... discovered rock art on the walls of a cave in the Egyptian Western Desert has been provisionally dated by a Cambridge University ... been studying the archaeology of this region of the Eastern Sahara since the late 1980s. The site of the newly-identified images – ...

    aprilholloway - 29/05/2014 - 00:02

  4. 1000-year-old Glass Beads Provide First Evidence of Glassmaking Development in Sub-Saharan West Africa

    A newly found treasure trove of more than 10,000 colorful glass beads and evidence of glassmaking tools, makes scientists think that an ancient city in southwestern Nigeria was one of the first places in West Africa to ace the complicated art of glassmaking.

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 14/06/2017 - 23:01

  5. The Prosperity and Power of the Ghana Empire Flourished on the Trans-Saharan Trade Route

    ... that Ghana was one of the two most powerful kingdoms in Western Sudan , and that its ruler had other kings under his authority. ...

    dhwty - 01/05/2019 - 01:49

  6. ‘River God’ in Ghana Stops Menstruating Girls from Crossing a River to Get to School

    ... dancing. Rock engraving from the Upper Yule River, Pilbara, Western Australia ( CC by SA 3.0 ) In other cultures, however, ... social tradition associated with the menstrual taboo in the western part of Nepal. The tradition prohibits Hindu women from participating ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 14/01/2018 - 22:49

  7. How Did the Songhai Empire Dominate West Africa?

    ... recorded king of the Songhai. Trade routes of the Western Sahara 1000-1500. Goldfields are indicated by light brown shading. ( ...

    dhwty - 26/04/2019 - 01:53

  8. Did Ancient Humans Acquire Nautical Knowledge by Sailing the Prehistoric Megalakes of Africa?

    ... from Southern Africa to North Africa during the Green Sahara. This migration from Southern Africa to North Africa is supported by ... T. Evolution at the Crossroads: Modern Human Emergence in Western Asia, American Anthropologist, 2000; 102(1). Petraglia MD, Haslam M, ...

    Clyde Winters - 12/06/2017 - 14:00

  9. Did Mankind First Exit Africa 100,000 Years Ago?

    ... to the famous Aurignacian-associated hominids from Western Europe....Specifically [Brace], he notes that "in both the details of ... have been restricted to east Africa as the deserts of the Sahara and Arabia posed major geographical barriers that prevented movement out ...

    Clyde Winters - 29/05/2017 - 13:56

  10. The Monumental Tomb of Queen Tin Hinan, Ancient Ancestress of the Tuaregs

    ... of Us All”. Her monumental tomb was located in 1925 in the Sahara desert, but dramatic archaeological discoveries of the day, such as King ... Ethiopia Tuaregs are Berber nomadic people of the Sahara. In the 20 th century they were referred to as “People of the ...

    dhwty - 28/03/2015 - 13:55

  11. Ancient Mongolian Teeth Demand New Research Into the Mysterious Origins of Lactose Intolerance in Humans

    ... Map of the Eurasian steppes. ( A ) Distribution of the Western (brown) and Eastern (green) steppes and the locations of ancient (red) ... in western Asia about 11,000 years ago and in the eastern Sahara cattle were being farmed no later than 9,000 years ago. ...

    ashley cowie - 07/11/2018 - 23:04

  12. Ghadames, Libya’s Pearl of the Desert

    ... the region of Tripolitania, which is situated in the north western part of Libya. This town sits on Libya’s border with Algeria and ... Gumuchian, M.-L., 2013. Libya's ...

    dhwty - 21/06/2014 - 02:36

  13. Ten Stunning Yet Little Known Ancient Treasures Across Africa

    ... the region of Tripolitania, which is situated in the north western part of Libya. This town sits on Libya’s border with Algeria and ... along the old caravan trade route between Marrakech and the Sahara. It consists of a group of buildings built entirely of local organic ...

    aprilholloway - 03/11/2015 - 20:42

  14. Timgad: The Wonderfully Preserved Algerian Pompeii

    ... Roman ruins in Algeria, Timgad can thank the sands of the Sahara for its survival. It is such a remarkable site to behold that some ... of its four gates, one for each cardinal direction. On the western side of the old city, the gate was replaced by a triumphal arch, ...

    dhwty - 13/08/2018 - 14:03

  15. Ten Mysterious Examples of Rock Art from the Ancient World

    ... alive, at least during a certain period of time, among these Western Archaic people.  9. Rare ancient rock art in Scotland may ... millennia reveal evolution of human life on the edge of the Sahara Tassili n'Ajjer has been described as the finest prehistoric ...

    aprilholloway - 05/02/2015 - 12:30

  16. 2,300-year-old Punic Vessels uncovered in ancient shipwreck

    ... group of people, the Punics. The Punics were a group of western Semitic-speaking peoples from Carthage in North Africa who traced their ... a rule of the hinterland in Northern Africa and trans-Sahara traderoutes. In later times one of these clans conquered a ...

    aprilholloway - 05/05/2014 - 03:53

  17. Ancient DNA Data Fills in Thousands of Years of Human Movement and Genetic Adaptation in Africa

    ... Africans . Their sample included 3 individuals from the western Cape of South Africa (~2,300-1,200 years before present [BP]) and 12 ... ~1,400 years ago. The later spread of agriculturalists from western Africa had a major impact on those earlier hunter-gatherer populations, ...

    ancient-origins - 11/04/2019 - 01:30

  18. Just a Few Men Controlled Reproduction in Prehistory and Dominate World Genetics Today

    ... in Europe about 4,000 years ago is the ancestor of half of Western European men, Dr. Tyler-Smith told The Telegraph . “In Europe ... reproduction and dominating the population. Half of the Western European population is descended from just one man.” World ...

    Mark Miller - 28/04/2016 - 21:53

  19. First Neanderthal Remains Discovered in Serbia Reveals Human Migration History

    ... they are still relatively rare in the Balkans, compared to Western Europe and the Middle East. This is the first Neanderthal ever found in ...  were a group of ancient humans who lived in western Eurasia during the Pleistocene epoch. Their earliest ancestors ...

    ancient-origins - 28/04/2019 - 18:57

  20. The Man Who Stopped a Desert Using Ancient Farming

    ... lies within the Sahel, a semi-arid region sandwiched by the Sahara Desert in the north and the Sudanian Savanna in the south. ... a farming technique which has been used traditionally in the western part of the Sahel, which includes Burkina Faso. In essence, this ...

    dhwty - 25/01/2018 - 18:59