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Dust Determined The Early Rise of Human Civilisations More Than You’d Suspect – ScienceAlert

The spread of humans out of Africa through the Middle East may have been helped along by a very ordinary substance: dust.

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The spread of humans out of Africa through the Middle East may have been helped along by a very ordinary substance: dust.
More specifically, the silty sediment known as loess seems to have played a crucial role in making the Southern Levant, on the east coast of the Mediterranean, such a fertile and hospitable corridor of land for our ancestors to travel through.
Without this region developing as it did, human beings would have had a much tougher time getting from Africa to Eurasia along this …

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