5,000-Year-Old Rock Art in Sudan May Reflect Climate Change

5,000-Year-Old Rock Art in Sudan May Reflect Climate Change

A recent archaeological discovery in Sudan's Atbai Desert reveals rock art depicting boats and cattle, situated over 60 miles from the closest modern water source at Lake Nubia. 

According to a report by Cosmos Magazine, the artifacts date back approximately 5,000 years.

Julien Cooper of Macquarie University noted the rarity of such prehistoric evidence of Egyptians or Nubians venturing deep into the desert. 

The detailed carvings suggest that the artists may have stayed at the site for an extended period, implying a once-grassland environment capable of supporting both cattle and nomadic lifestyles. This points to possible historical shifts in the region's climate that could have allowed for such habitation.

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