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5,000-year-old Leopard trap found in Israel

A 5,000-year-old leopard trap has been found in the Negev Desert in Israel, next to another trap which dates back 1,600 years. "They look like a pile of stones, like a cairn, and you need a good eye and also some digging around to realize what it is," Porat told LiveScience. To

Archaeologists search for lost Nubian city

Archaeologists are searching for a lost royal city in the Sahara Desert that was ruled by the kings of Nubia nearly 3,000 years ago. "I'm hoping to come away with a good idea about where the city's remains are and be able to map them as extensively as I can," he

Peru’s Ica Valley was once a fertile floodplain

Analysis of ancient middens in Peru's Ica Valley has revealed that in the past, the desert was actually a fertile floodplain. People were able to raise a variety of crops there for several centuries. But intensive agriculture in pre-conquest times led to ecosystem collapse. The history of the land was recently

Fish swam across the sahara

10,000 years ago the Sahara was a fertile area, allowing fish to migrate across it. This is giving researchers a possible clue to how early humans migrated across the desert. In their analysis, Drake and his colleagues found evidence that many creatures, including aquatic ones, dispersed across the Sahara recently. For

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