Burial Ground Found in the Sahara

Amid the excitement of the Olympic games and the violence in Georgia and Iraq, you may have missed this bit of intriguing news.  A burial ground is found in the most desolate part of the Sahara desert, indicating a time when the Sahara was lush and green and wet.  The pictures of the fossils recovered are breathtaking and the implications and evidence they produce about the people that settled here and what their environment was is mind-blowing.

It reminds us how little we know about the planet we live on, and makes us wonder how many more surprises are in store.

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One Response

  1. Absolutely amazing!!! That goes to show us that more than half of this world hasn’t yield its secrets to us. The longer we live, the more we learn.

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