Africa has a richer and greater history

Manyanza

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Many people are thinking wrong that Africa has no history However, historical and archeological studies have proven that Africa has a richer and greater history than ancient historians have tried to have us believe.

1. The human race is African descent. The oldest known skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans (or homo sapiens) have been unearthed at sites in East Africa. Human remains were discovered in Omo, Ethiopia and date back to 195,000 years, the oldest known in the world.

2. Prehuman skeletons were discovered in Africa between 4 and 5 million years ago. The oldest known ancestral type of mankind is thought to be Australopithecus ramidus, which lived at least 4.4 million years ago.

3. Africans were the first to organize fishing expeditions 90,000 years ago. In Katanda, a region in the northeastern part of Zaire (now Congo), a series of finely crafted harpon tips were recovered, all thoroughly polished and barbed. A tool, equally well designed, was also discovered, it is believed to be a dagger. The findings suggest the existence of a first aquatic or fish-based culture.

4. Africans were the first to start mining 43,000 years ago. In 1964, a hematite mine was discovered in Swaziland on the Bomvu ridge in the Ngwenya mountain range. Eventually, 300,000 items were recovered, including thousands of stone mining tools. Adrian Boshier, one of the archaeologists present at the site, dated the mine to an astonishing 43,200 years old.

5. Africans pioneered basic arithmetic 25,000 years ago. The Ishango bone is a tool handle with engraved notches found in the Ishango region of Zaire (today called Congo) near Lake Edward. The bone tool was originally thought to be over 8,000 years old.
 
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