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Study Confirms Ancient River Systems in Sahara 100,000 Years Ago
Popular Archaeology ^ | Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | editors

Posted on 09/12/2013 7:21:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

"Previous spatial analysis of the regional topography has shown there are major watersheds that are dry today but which would drain north from these [the Ahaggar and Tibesti ranges in the south] mountains towards the Mediterranean," says Coulthard, et. al. "Satellite imagery reveals traces of major river channels linked to these watersheds, now partially buried under sand dune deposits." It "provides the first strong quantitative evidence for the presence of three major river systems flowing across the Sahara during MIS 5e [Marine Isotope Stage 5e, or 130,000 years ago]".*

"Whilst we cannot state for certain that humans migrated alongside these rivers, the shape of the drainage systems indicate that anyone moving from south to north from a 2,000 km wide region in the mountains would be funnelled into three clear routes," the researchers continue.*

Those south-to-north river systems are the "Sahabi" and "Kufrah" in the east towards Egypt and the Levant, and the "Irharhar" much farther to the west. They note that, despite the western-most location, the Irharhar river corridor could have been the most suitable corridor for dispersal of humans beyond the Sahara during this time, as the Irharhar connects two comparatively more humid climates, the monsoonal Ahaggar and Tibesti region to a North Western Mediterranean zone that received significant rainfall in the winter. They further support this by pointing to the greater abundance of archaeological evidence found in this area dated to the time range...

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: africa; catastrophism; climate; drought; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; orbitalarchaeology; sahara; satellitearchaeology
Study Confirms Ancient River Systems in Sahara 100,000 Years Ago

1 posted on 09/12/2013 7:21:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

The garden of eden.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 7:23:39 PM PDT by struggle
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To: SunkenCiv

Proof of ancient “climate change”.


3 posted on 09/12/2013 7:23:44 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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4 posted on 09/12/2013 7:24:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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5 posted on 09/12/2013 7:24:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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6 posted on 09/12/2013 7:25:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: struggle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjHPTwVj5ps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S0MDkIn2Lw


7 posted on 09/12/2013 7:26:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

It would have been nice if they’d had some maps of what they were talking about.


8 posted on 09/12/2013 7:27:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: SunkenCiv

Well there is a valley of whales in Egypt.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 7:27:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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10 posted on 09/12/2013 7:29:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: cripplecreek

Weird that there’s also a Valley of Egypt in Wales! ;’)


11 posted on 09/12/2013 7:30:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: mylife

“Proof of ancient “climate change”.”

Must have been the fault of those SUV’s they were driving then, and the coal power plants.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 7:32:07 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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Sahara Desert Was Once Lush and Populated
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13 posted on 09/12/2013 7:32:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Whilst we cannot state for certain that humans migrated alongside these rivers,” so why even waste our time, your time? This is pure hypothetical conjecture –aka—junk science.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 7:32:12 PM PDT by Fungi
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The Great Rift and the Jordan
http://www.varchive.org/itb/rift.htm


15 posted on 09/12/2013 7:33:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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The Mediterranean Was A Desert
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16 posted on 09/12/2013 7:35:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Fungi

No, it’s not. What a ridiculous thing to say.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 7:35:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/1561_map_of_West_Africa_by_Girolamo_Ruscelli.JPG


18 posted on 09/12/2013 7:43:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SunkenCiv

I bought the river rafting concessions. Might take a while to pay off, but it’s the wise man who plans ahead.


19 posted on 09/12/2013 7:52:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

That desert needs to have a mountain range put right in the middle of it. That would cause rain/snow to form in the middle of the continent, and rivers can green up the whole desert.


20 posted on 09/12/2013 7:58:31 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SunkenCiv

Old news! We heard about these rivers in that Matthew McConaughey movie “Sahara” in 2005. The Confederates took an old Ironclad full of gold up one of those rivers and the sand swallowed it up until Matthew McConaughey found it again. Did I mention Penelope Cruz is soooo hot?!


21 posted on 09/12/2013 7:59:11 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Good find, thanks!


22 posted on 09/12/2013 8:10:20 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: tcrlaf
“Proof of ancient “climate change”.”
Must have been the fault of those SUV’s they were driving then, and the coal power plants.

If they'd only had enough government, the Sahara would be green to this day.

23 posted on 09/12/2013 8:24:24 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: SunkenCiv

This looks like a piece of pie crust....I think I see the face of Elvis in it! I do! I do!


24 posted on 09/12/2013 11:40:57 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Graewoulf

My pleasure.


25 posted on 09/13/2013 5:35:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: higgmeister

;’)


26 posted on 09/13/2013 5:35:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Prove it. How was it dated and was it excatly 100,000 years? Who says, and what are the parameters? My point: pure conjecture taken as fact. Prove me wrong.


27 posted on 09/13/2013 9:31:01 PM PDT by Fungi
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