Climatic Changes and Cultural Transformations in Farafra Oasis, Egypt

A long-term international investigation of the geoarchaeology and prehistory of Farafra oasis in the Egyptian Sahara is revealing how a series of abrupt short-term climatic changes during the past 1 2,000 years restructured patterns of human settlement and subsistence.

Increasing aridity eventually prompted Neolithic desert dwellers to migrate to and settle in the Nile valley.

 

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