New study completely changes scientists’ ideas about African herders

March 10, 2015 11:59 AM

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New study completely changes scientists’ ideas about African herders

Researchers at the University of Utah have found that herders from northern Africa thousands of years ago would have traveled past Kenya’s Lake Victoria through grassy terrain, not in tsetse fly-invested bushlands as scientists had previously thought.

Scientists were able to make this discovery by examining the tooth enamel on 2,000-year-old livestock, which showed that they were eating plenty of grass in the Lake Victoria Basin, according to a Phys.org report.

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