“Humans as Agents in the Termination of the African Humid Period”
A number of popular science websites made passing references to this paper about the formation of the Sahara Desert in the past couple of weeks, but did not include much from the paper itself.
I’m not well read in the field of anthropology, and have no knowledge of Dr. David K. Wright’s reputation, but I found the following paper to be particularly interesting:http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2017.00004/full
In his Conclusion, Dr. Wright states, “Human-induced landscape pressures are as old as humanity itself. Although there is little doubt that post-Industrial anthropogenic activities have placed more global stress on the environment than for the millions of preceding years, human impacts are not concisely restricted to the post-Industrial world.”