Egyptian Artwork Shows Devastating Species Loss Over Past 6,000 Years

September 9, 2014 3:11 PM

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Egyptian Artwork Shows Devastating Species Loss Over Past 6,000 Years

Depictions of animals on ancient Egyptian artifacts could help scientists put together a record of the large mammals present in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. The findings suggest a drying climate and human overpopulation has destabilized the ecosystem.

Depictions of animals on ancient Egyptian artifacts could help scientists put together a record of the large mammals present in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. The findings suggest a drying climate and human overpopulation has destabilized the ecosystem.

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