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  1. May 2020
    1. After that, they procure what is needed for the next seven months of the journey, because in the desert one travels an entire day and night before reaching potable water; however, every day and a half, they can find plenty of it, enough for fifty or a hundred people or even more. And if it happens that a rider, tired by the journey, falls sleep or for any other reason he separates from his companions, he will often hear the voices of devils, similar to the voices of his companions, often calling him by his own name.

      AdrianPerkins: The Sahara desert poses many dangers to the merchants and travelers trying to traverse the terrain. Thus, intermediaries became a necessity to enable trade across the Sahara. There were many diverse people that interact to form the expansive network that support the supply and demand for trade. Legends and stories about travelers likely originate from those cultures. For example, the Amazigh nomads were competent in Arabic and were essential for their knowledge of the routes across the desert and for their expertise in managing the camel caravans.

  2. Feb 2020
  3. Jan 2016
    1. Nomadic hunter-gatherers, they traveled in small bands following megafauna–enormous mammals that included mastodons and giant horses and bison–into the frozen Beringian tundra at the edge of North America.

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      I find it amazing that the nomadic hunter-gatherers traveled in small groups, but followed these massive creatures. Looking at this photo of the size comparisons, I can only imagine what it must have been like to hunt them.