Stone-Age Skeletons Found In Sahara Desert

Archaeologists have uncovered 20 Stone-Age skeletons in and around a rock shelter in Libya's Sahara desert, according to a new study. The skeletons date between 8,000 and 4,200 years ago, meaning the burial place was used for millennia.

Archaeologists uncovered 20 Stone Age skeletons in the Sahara Desert. The burials spanned thousands of years, suggesting the place was a persistent cemetery for the local people.

 The skeletons were mainly buried between 7,300 and 5,600 years ago, when the region was wetter and cow herding was common. Credit: Mary Ann Tafuri