Why the Desert?


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Why the desert?

Many thousands of years ago, the immense and now solitary lands of the North African desert were trodden by hunters and breeders, who left countless – but elusive – traces of their daily lives. There is today a clear intellectual perception of the importance of the great Saharan desert in the history of the emergence of human societies. This is why, in the course of the last decades, the Sahara desert has gradually become one the “last frontiers” of the scientific movement.

The yearly journal Sahara welcomes contributions of scholars and students of all the disciplines connected with the studies of prehistory and ancient history of this vast land. Articles published respect the principles and rules commonly accepted by the international scientific community. A section, open to everybody, is especially dedicated to communications about Saharan unpublished or little known rock art and prehistoric documents.

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