How Homo sapiens conquered the earth from Africa, scientists have been telling for several years: our ancestors left much earlier than previously thought, surprisingly successfully adapted to almost any environment and even had sexual relations with Neanderthals.
Finding a needle in a haystack? No wonder compared to what Iyad Zalmout was able to do. in 2016 In January, a paleontologist crawled through the Nefud Desert in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The dunes here rise more than 80 meters from the endless sea of sand; Iyad Zalmout inspects a site called Al-Wusta, a group of white rock in a hollow. Thousands of years ago, there was a freshwater lake here, the limestone sediments of which are now coming to the surface due to erosion.
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