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  • March 17, 2017

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Professor David Wright
Professor David Wright

Archaeologist suggests ancient humans helped catalyze the Sahara’s desertification

The Sahara Desert we know, with its rolling sand dunes and hot temperatures, used to be a verdant grassland with lakes. Scientists have traditionally attributed the dramatic change to a wobble in Earth’s orbital axis, but now archaeologist David K. Wright of Seoul National University is suggesting actually, humans may have been to blame.

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