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Desert kites in the Libyan Sahara: new evidence from remotely sensed images

  • Gianna Giannelli (a1) and Fabio Maestrucci (a1)
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Satellite imagery analysis has revealed the presence of at least 330 stone structures—akin to ‘desert kites’ recorded elsewhere—on and around the Hamada al Hamra Plateau in Libya. These structures, which probably vary in shape based on local geomorphology, may have been used for hunting or herding animals.

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