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Climate period in Africa during the late Pleistocene and Holocene geologic epochs, when northern Africa was wetter than today. Wikipedia

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    • The White Nile system in Bahr El Arab and White Nile Rifts remained a closed lake until the connection of the Victoria Nile to the main system some 12,500 years ago during the African humid period.Nile-Wikipedia
    • Its expansion may have been associated with the expansion of Sahel agriculture in the African Neolithic period, following the desiccation of the Sahara in c. 3500 BCE.Niger–Congo languages-Wikipedia
    • Lake Victoria last dried out about 17,300 years ago, and it refilled 14,700 years ago as the African humid period began.Lake Victoria-Wikipedia
    • Gerzean culture coincided with a significant decline in rainfall, and farming along the Nile now produced the vast majority of food, though contemporary paintings indicate that hunting was not entirely forgone.Prehistoric Egypt-Wikipedia
    • In interglacial periods, however, rainfall throughout West Africa has often been so heavy that the Gap has become wet enough to support rainforest, thus eliminating the savanna.Dahomey Gap-Wikipedia
    • Higher precipitation rates at the beginning of the Holocene epoch (11,500 years BP) allowed the ice cap to reform.Mount Kilimanjaro-Wikipedia

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