La vallée du Nil et le Sahara oriental : une population préhistorique fluctuante sous l'effet des variations climatiques


fr Comptes Rendus Palevol 5 (1-2) - Pages 255-262

Published on 28 February 2006

This article is a part of the thematic issue Climates - Culture - Society in prehistoric times. From the appearance of hominids to the Neolithic.

The Nile valley and the Eastern Sahara: a prehistoric population expanding and retracting according to the changing climate

An analysis of the changes in population densities in the Nile valley and the eastern Sahara suggests that an interglacial environment resulted in the expansion of the population in the valley as well as in the desert. During the glacial periods, population nearly disappeared from the desert and seems to be reduced in the Nile valley.


Prehistory, Egypt, Pleistocene, climate, Nile, Sahara, Palaeolithic

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