Skip to comments.US scientists find stone age burial ground in Sahara
Posted on 08/14/2008 12:40:47 PM PDT by decimon
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US-led team of archaeologists said Thursday they had discovered by chance what is believed to be the largest find of Stone Age-era remains ever uncovered in the Sahara Desert.
Named Gobero, the site includes remarkably intact human remains as well as the skeletons of fish and crocodiles dating back some 10,000 years to a time when what is now the world's largest desert was a swampy wetland.
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Seems like it should be from the Sand Age.
"Among the Tenerian graves was a heart-rending burial tableaux: A young woman was lying on her side. Pollen under her body suggested that she was placed on a bed of flowers. Lying on their sides facing her were two young children, their fingers interlocked with hers..."
Sometimes we need to ask ourselves whether our modern culture has too high a regard for the material refinements of civilization and too little regard for the more subtle, spiritual aspect of life. Is it possible that some cultures thousands of years ago developed societies more refined than our own?
The original research article: Lakeside Cemeteries in the Sahara: 5000 Years of Holocene Population and Environmental Change - PloS One.org
The LA Times article linked above is excellent, providing more background on the discovery of the very remote site. Generally I try to avoid linking to the Times because of their attempt to take down Free Republic.
Thanks for the links.
That picture is art.
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