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Study shows how ecology transformed through 6,000 years of Egyptian history

Depictions of animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts have helped scientists assemble a detailed record of the large mammals that lived in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. A new analysis of this record shows that species extinctions, probably caused by a drying climate and growing human population in the region, have made the ecosystem progressively less stable.

read more Study shows how ecology transformed through 6,000 years of Egyptian history | Popular Archaeology – exploring the past.

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This entry was posted on September 9, 2014 by in Animals, Archaeology.

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