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2007-10-11 06:00:00

A University of Arizona researcher suspects that a monster drought is behind our ancestors' massive bug-out from Africa. Lake Malawi, the third-largest lake in Africa and ninth-largest in the world, dropped nearly 2,000 feet during a mega-drought roughly 100,000 years ago, according to the UA's Andrew S. Cohen, the lead scientist on a report in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation, the...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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