Stone-Age skeletons found in Sahara desert

Archaeologists have uncovered 20 Stone-Age skeletons in and around a rock shelter in Libya's Sahara desert, according to a new study. The skeletons date between 8,000 and 4,200 years ago, meaning the burial place was used for millennia.

Stone-Age Skeletons Unearthed In Sahara Desert

Archaeologists uncovered 20 Stone Age skeletons in the Sahara Desert. The burials spanned thousands of years, suggesting the place was a persistent cemetery for the local people.

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The skeletons were mainly buried between 7,300 and 5,600 years ago, when the region was wetter and cow herding was common. Credit: Mary Ann Tafuri

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Archaeologists have found hundreds of relics of Stone Age culture in Wadi Takarkori, a dried up riverbed in Southwest Libya's Sahara desert. Credit: Mary Ann Tafuri

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