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Astronomy of Nabta Playa

  • J. McKim Malville
  • Romauld Schild
  • Fred Wendorf
  • Robert Brenmer
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

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Monsoon Rain Bright Star Winter Solstice Carbon Date Nomadic Pastoralist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. McKim Malville
    • 1
  • Romauld Schild
  • Fred Wendorf
  • Robert Brenmer
  1. 1.University of ColoradoColorado

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