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By Gert Jonke

One of many most adorable riddles of Austrian literature is eventually to be had in English translation: Gert Jonke's 1982 novel, Awakening to the good Sleep conflict, is an day trip via an international in consistent worried movement, the place truth is speedily fraying—flags refuse to stay to their poles, lids sidle off in their pots, tram tracks shake their stops away like fleas, and books abandon libraries in droves. Our cicerone in this trip throughout the attainable (and very unlikely) is an "acoustical decorator" by means of the identify of Burgmüller—a poetical gentleman, the sweetheart of 3 ladies, in a position to speak with birds, and no less than as philosophically minded as his writer: "Everything has unexpectedly develop into so obvious that one can't see via whatever anymore." This significantly comic—and both melancholic—tale may be Jonke's masterwork.

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At that time, Lake Chad rose again. From Mauritania to the Sahelian Sudan the most dense occupation occurs during this millennium. Activities during this phase included hunting, fishing, herding, sometimes agriculture, and the beginning of metallurgy. By the second millennium bp, the Sahara became entirely desert, except at its southern margins. However, conditions worsened during the second half of the first millennium AD, which led the Sahelian groups to settle in the Central Saharan mountains, from Adrar in Mauritania to Tibesti.

The middle Holocene witnessed the progressive onset of desert conditions in the Central Sahara as well as the maintenance of a relatively humid climate in the south. 2-4 kyr bp) led to a marked separation between the Sahara in the north (by then a desert) and the south, where a Sahelian climate lasted for another millennium or more. The Sahel, to the south of N (but with considerable latitudinal range from Ténéré to Niger), was dominated by the summer monsoon regime. In the Sahel, people survived wherever water emerged at the surface (or was just below it).

And Weiner, D. (1981). The effect of climatic fluctuations on human populations: two hypotheses. , and Farmer, G. ), Climate and History, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 479-513. Bower, J. (1991). The pastoral Neolithic of East Africa. Journal of World Prehistory 5: 49-82. Bower, J. (1996). Early food production in Africa. Evolutionary Ecology 4: 130-139. , and Van Neer, W. (1993). Gajiganna - new data on early settlement and environment in the Chad Basin. Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Bd.

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