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Latest Neolithic Subpluvial Stories

2008-08-15 09:00:24

By John Noble Wilford New York Times News Service When Paul C. Sereno went hunting dinosaur bones in the Sahara, his career took a sharp turn from paleontology to archaeology.

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2008-08-14 14:25:00

Researchers have uncovered the remains of a woman and two children in an ancient cemetery located in what is now the Sahara Desert.

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2008-05-08 20:40:00

A recent study on the future of climate changes suggests that the once-green Sahara turned to desert over thousands of years rather than in an abrupt shift as previously believed.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.