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  • Graves Found From Sahara’s Green Period

    08/15/2008 1:06:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 282+ views
    NYT ^ | 08/15/08 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    Graves Found From Sahara’s Green Period By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD When Paul C. Sereno went hunting for dinosaur bones in the Sahara, his career took a sharp turn from paleontology to archaeology. The expedition found what has proved to be the largest known graveyard of Stone Age people who lived there when the desert was green. The first traces of pottery, stone tools and human skeletons were discovered eight years ago at a site in the southern Sahara, in Niger. After preliminary research, Dr. Sereno, a University of Chicago scientist who had previously uncovered remains of the dinosaur Nigersaurus there,...