Recent research has found 20 skeletons from the Stone Age around a refuge located in the Sahara desert.
The place has been used as cemetery for thousands of years since these skeletons are between 8,000 and 4,200 years ago.
The bodies correspond to about 15 women and children, buried in the stone shelter, and five men and young people, outside the shelter, under burial mounds (stacked stone clusters). Being buried in different areas indicates that it was a gender-fragmented society.
It is possible that women, at first, would have had a more significant and prominent role in society, but due to a cultural change and the expansion of the Sahara 5,000 years ago, the figure of man was acquiring greater relevance.
Some molecules found in the tooth enamel of the skeletons are related to elements close to where they were buried, which indicates that they were developing in areas close to where they currently lie.
The representation of cow farming in paintings, which require abundant water for their pastures, indicate that the Wadi Takarkori region of the Sahara, stood out for its trees and seasons of great vegetation from about 8,000 to 6,000 years ago. Subsequently, goats began to be drawn, which require considerably less water to feed.
The region, closed off by archaeologists since the revolution that overthrew Moammar Gadhafi The, is full of unexplored sites so the recent discovery indicates the need to preserve it for further study.
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