Friday, August 15, 2008

Finding things you least expect

"Part of discovery is finding things that you least expect. When you come across something like that in the middle of the desert it sends a tingle down your spine." Paul Sereno, the University of Chicago, on finding in Niger in the Tenere desert, a human cemetery AND bones belonging to animals that don't live in the desert

AP reported: The graveyard, uncovered by hot desert winds, is near what would have been a lake at the time people lived there. It's in a region called Gobero, hidden away in Niger's forbidding Tenere Desert, known to Tuareg nomads as a "desert within a desert."


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