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World History To 1500: African History to 1500

World History

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

Materials at Harmony