Why African humid period and Sahara are similar

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  • Geological evidence and computer climate modeling studies suggest that natural climate changes around the 8th millennium BC began to desiccate the extensive pastoral lands of North Africa, eventually forming the Sahara by the 25th century BC.History of ancient Egypt-Wikipedia
  • Climate changes and/or overgrazing around 6000 BC began to desiccate the pastoral lands of Egypt, forming the Sahara.History of Egypt-Wikipedia
  • The ice cap began to grow again at a time of global climate change, 5,000years ago, which included the drying of the Sahara at the end of the African humid period and wetter and colder conditions in the extratropics.Quelccaya Ice Cap-Wikipedia
  • In 2014 Christopher Stojanowski of Arizona State University summarised the three dominant explanations for Iwo Eleru man's atypical cranial shape: the first, that Iwo Eleru was a hybrid with archaic African populations; the second, that Iwo Eleru man was a member of a relict archaic population that was replaced by more modern humans upon the onset of the Holocene era; and the third, that Iwo Eleru man was part of a population that diverged from the rest of North Africa's populations during a time of acute aridness in the Sahara desert that made it impassable until the arrival of the African humid period.Iwo Eleru skull-Wikipedia
  • Before the abrupt desertification of North Africa about five thousand years ago, the Sahara was the home of Neolithic men and supported verdant vegetation and diverse wildlife.Paleohydrology-Wikipedia

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