Green Arabia’s Key Role in Human Evolution

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Green Arabia’s Key Role in Human Evolution

  • 24 January 2017
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Sylvia Smith - BBC News

Scientists have been illuminating the vital role played by the Arabian Peninsula in humankind’s exodus from Africa. Far from being a desert, the region was once covered by lush vegetation and criss-crossed by rivers, providing rich hunting grounds for our ancestors.

Whilst the interior of the Arabian Peninsula is dry today, it was once lush and green

Whilst the interior of the Arabian Peninsula is dry today, it was once lush and green

As the sun rises over a vast sand sea in the Arabian Peninsula its first rays illuminate a number of hand axes scattered over the surface of the arid desert.

Nearby, a team of international experts start their day’s work picking up and examining remains that are putting a new gloss on the history of human occupation in the area and challenging previously-held theories.

One response to “Green Arabia’s Key Role in Human Evolution”

  1. Daz says:

    As a geography, archeology Arab hobbyist. This is really interesting!

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