Largest Stone Age Graveyard in Sahara


The biggest Stone Age graveyard was found in the southern of Sahara in Niger. Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago and colleagues had been searching for the remains of dinosaurs when they came across this graveyard. In addition to National Geographic, the analysis was funded by the Island Fund of the New York Community Trust, the National Science Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Analysis.


It was reported that there were two cultures in Gobero which includes Kiffian and Tenerian. The Kiffian hunted wild animals and speared enormous perch with harpoons. They colonized the region between ten,000 and 8,000 years ago. Whereas, the Tenerians had been smaller sized and supported themselves by hunting, fishing and cattle herding. They lived in the area in between 7,000 and four,500 years ago.


The located burial contained a Tenerian lady and two youngsters. They had been laid to rest on a bed of flowers 5,000 years ago. Scientists could not clarify the explanation of their death. Apart from, animal bones were discovered which includes elephants, giraffes, hartebeests and warthogs.

Tenerian inhabited in Niger from about four,500 to 6,500 years ago


About 70,000 years ago, Sahara was turned into a desert


The Sahara is regarded to be the world’s biggest desert. However, a faint wobble in Earth’s orbit and other factors brought on Africa’s seasonal monsoons to shift slightly north and brought new rains to the Sahara like Gobergo in Niger 12,000 years ago. This is the location exactly where they at some point revealed 200 graves following two seasons of excavation. four,500 year later, the winds shifted again and the rains declined. Considering that then, the desert has been formed in the Sahara.


The burial includes a Tenerian lady and two kids at the age of five and eight.


Paleontologist Paul Sereno and archaeologist Elena Garcea are excavating the largest graveyard discovered in the Sahara.


Pollen clusters was found in the sand, which indicates they had been buried on prime of flowers.


Paul is stabilizing the perfectly preserved skull of a Tenerian lady.


The 11-year-old Tenerian girl was buried 4,800 years ago wearing an upper-arm bracelet which was carved from the tusk of a hippo.


Zooarchaeologist Helene Jousse of the Museum of All-natural History in Vienna is hunting at a belly plate from a soft-shelled turtle discovered in a Tenerian garbage dump


Paul Sereno and Elena Garcea are comparing human skulls of Tenerian and Kiffian


9,000 years ago, Kiffian employed fishhook carved from animal bone to catch fish



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