The species for which humans belong to are called Australopithecines. This generation of species departed from their ancestors of chimpanzees about 6 million years ago. In Africa is where you can find the oldest fossils from passed humankind ancestors. Africa is known for finding evidence of the key stages of the evolution. In the 1920’s there were countless number of Australopithecus fossils found through the East and South of Africa.
Black Studies Paper African's past can be dated back to millions and millions of years. People from every continent is a descendant of the African origin. This essay will explain African's isolation to the rest of the world and some of the famous contributions and some of Africa's contributions to our world. Researchers have found that African people were the home of the first human beings. They have found fossils and archaeological findings that support thus evidence and by genetic research.
The pictures provide the most complete record of a prehistoric African culture. Earlier inhabitants of the central Maghrib have left behind equally significant remains. Early remnants of hominid occupation in North Africa, for example, were found in Ain el Hanech, near Saida (200,000 B.C.). Later, Neanderthal tool makers produced hand axes in the Levalloisian and Mousterian styles (43,000 B.C.) similar to those in the Levant.
As fossil evidence has shown, we see that all pre-human forms, from Proconsul to Australopithecines, have resided in parts of Africa. We don’t see any movement out of Africa until the appearance of the Homo erectus fossils. These fossils have been found not only in Africa, but have also been found in parts of Europe and Asia. This is when scientists begin to disagree on how these pre-modern humans spread from Africa to other continents. Some scientists believe in the hypothesis known as the Multiregional Theory.
Humankind has come a long way since the beginning of time and the beginning started in Africa. Anthropologists guess that we, Homo sapiens, come from other animals such as chimpanzees since they are our neighboring relative. Many other species arose in Africa as well and we all shared one thing and that was the ability to walk up on two legs. As time went on, our brains grew larger and we started migrating to other places such as Eurasia and started using tools. Ultimately, all of the species died out and we were the only ones left because of all the struggles we went through and the way we established settled societies.
The district could have emerged as a trade center (several trade routes cross through the town). The carvings are known to have a uniquely heavier crests and carry lesser decorations around their necks as compared to those found in the other Nigerian districts (Biler 72). Coincidentally, a town with a similar name in South Africa was found with carvings similar to the just described pieces. Archaeologists estimate that the art pieces could have been assembled around 500 AD identifying them as the earliest pieces in the southern end of the continent. There is very scanty information linking the sculpture work to a specific ethnic group though there is enough reason to assume that individuals who buried them in the earth's c... ... middle of paper ... ...e by the use of colorful patterns, especially the beautification of house walls, and a renewed passion towards spatial surroundings, settings that not only appeal to people on the basis of their convenience but also bond well with man's discernment.
According to Relethford, Hominin is a tribe that comprises of humans and their closest ancestor. Hominin family has shown some resemblances with the evidences collected from fossil records as well as the evolutionary processes to the mordern humans. This article will try to describe the evolution of homonin tribe from the time period of Homo habilis to Mordern Homo sapiens. It will emphasis on the cranial capacity “skull proportions”, tools used and the cultural behavior. Homo habilis species was first found in East Africa at the Olduvai George site, approximately 1.9- 1.4 million years ago (Spoor et al.
With a large size the paintings stood out and captured the attention of archeologists. The most famous painting, a bull, is seventeen feet long. This cave is a visual way to see the past and what animals were like during that era. The Altamira cave, located in the central region of Cantabria, is ap... ... middle of paper ... ...ese paintings and see how the earth preserved it, so people can now imagine what life was like back then.Whether it is cave drawings or petroglyphs the evidense speaks for itself. The meaning and interpreting will show how it connects to the prehistoric times and why it is so important in today’s culture.
Africa is too big of a continent for all its history to be discovered. All its history may never be discovered, but at least we can continue to search until we can get accurate descriptions of Africa’s history. To understand the history, we need better equipment that will track the human activity of the pre-historic years. Understanding the art and language as equal will allow us to depict why communities did the things they did. Also, knowing that the same humans today were not the same as the ones in ancient Africa can open the discussion of how people acted towards the climate and why did they people become
His argument is further strengthened by his Presidential Position within the Agricultural History Society and his occupation as a professor of American Economic History at the Stanfo... ... middle of paper ... ...verall does a good job supporting my stated thesis, providing solid support against the common belief that slavery was essential to the economic stability of historic societies. Although slavery has played a role in the development of almost every society to exist on this earth, its role is often far less crucial than what many have come to believe. The role of slavery is almost always considered to have been essential for the economic viability of a newly forming society in historic times, but as was shown in these articles, this is not the case. Slavery often served a social and/or cultural role, in which the ownership of slaves increased ones, social status and in some cases increased the political power available to an owner. Often times, as shown in both of the sources used, slavery had a negative effect on the economic sustainability of a civilization.