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what continent is the nile river in?



what is the name of the large desert in west africa?

the sahara desert


was the sahara desert always hot and dry?

no...once it had water and grass and animals in it


what did archaeologists find when they dug into the hard, dry dirt of the sahara desert?

pollen, seeds, bones, shells, etc.


why did the ancient people of africa go south?

because the sahara began to dry up


tell me about the ancient peoples of west africa

the sahara desert used to be grassy and have water in it, and ancient peoples lived there. but, as the sahara grew more hot and dry, these peoples moved south to live near water.