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Assignments for African History
Questions to Consider for Class Discussion:
African History Research Guide
Nok sculpture. Terracotta, 6th century BC–6th century CE, Nigeria. Image provided by Wikimedia Commons.
Films on Demand
Out of the great cradle of Africa came several waves of prehistoric hominid populations, some venturing into the Middle East while others crossed land bridges into Spain. This program shows how, over millennia, these nomads laid the groundwork for a permanent human presence in Europe. From La Caune de l’Arago in France to Britain’s Boxgrove cliffs to a Hungarian riverbank where Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans may have intermingled, the film explores stone tool innovations, shelter technology, burial practices, and early art and craft examples through which we can trace the emerging dominance of Homo sapiens on the continent. Portions in other languages with English subtitles
Websites of Interest- Africa
Materials at Harmony
Encyclopedia of African History and Culture by
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
When the World Began by
Publication Date: 2000-08-17
Early Art and Architecture of Africa by
Publication Date: 2002-07-18