Skip to comments.Entomologist Confirms First Saharan Farming 10,000 Years Ago
Posted on 03/22/2018 4:05:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The team has been investigating findings from an ancient rock shelter at a site named Takarkori in south-western Libya. It is desert now, but earlier in the Holocene age [our present age], some 10,000 years ago, it was part of the "green Sahara" and wild cereals grew there. More than 200,000 seeds - in small circular concentrations - were discovered at Takarkori, which showed that hunter-gatherers developed an early form of agriculture by harvesting and storing crops. But an alternative possibility was that ants, which are capable of moving seeds, had been responsible for the concentrations...The site has yielded other key discoveries, including the vestiges of a basket, woven from roots, that could have been used to gather the seeds. Also, chemical analysis of pottery from the site demonstrates that cereal soup and cheese were being produced.
(Excerpt) Read more at popular-archaeology.com ...
Not believing it until they explain what happened to the Egyptians first pyramids...
the ones built of tablets recording the farmers’ debts...
If they were under those overhangs and cooking over a fire there should be smoke stains on the rocks.
Unless enough time passed and weather was strong enough to wear away the surface of the cliff. ie sandstorms etc.
Horse style, camel style... what does Bill Clinton have to do with this?
Thanks for posting that, SunkenCiv.
You can see Libyan circular farms from space. these use fossil water that underlies much of the sahara.
imho in less than 10 years desalinated water will be cheap enough for desert farming via drip irrigation. Its already cheap enough for desert farming via green houses.
Libyans like to call it “the eighth wonder of the world”.
With fossil water available in most of Libya’s coastal cities, the government is now beginning to use its water for agriculture.
Over the country as a whole, 130,000 hectares of land will be irrigated for new farms. Some land will be given to small farmers who will grow produce for the domestic market. Large farms, run at first with foreign help, will concentrate on the crops that Libya currently has to import: wheat, oats, corn and barley.
Libya also hopes to make inroads into European and Middle-Eastern markets. An organic grape farm has been set up near Benghazi. Because the soil is so fertile, agronomists hope to grow two cereal crops a year...unquote
And then NATO bombed the country into rubble and destroyed the project.
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