"There were lakes everywhere in the Sahara...."

Over the past decade, scientific consensus has formed around the effects of human activity—particularly the burning of fossil fuels—on the global climate. Archaeological research also has documented the effects of human populations on the ecology and climate of different regions of the world, such as Europe and Mesoamerica. Now researchers have focused attention on the effects of Neolithic human populations in northern Africa—now the vast Sahara Desert.


African Neolithic Populations Helped Create Sashara Desert, Research Suggests

By Science News

March 15, 2017

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