Order now Although Maya Angelou is known more as a poet and a creative artist than an activist, she has spent years helping reduce the racial barriers and celebrating the diversity of peoples evident in society.
Our Guestbook things that you did not know about Africa 1. The human race is of African origin. The oldest known skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans or homo sapiens sapiens were excavated at sites in East Africa.
Human remains were discovered at Omo in Ethiopia that were dated atyears old, the oldest known in the world. Skeletons of pre-humans have been found in Africa that date back between 4 and 5 million years.
The oldest known ancestral type of humanity is thought to have been the australopithecus ramidus, who lived at least 4.
Africans were the first to organise fishing expeditions 90, years ago. Also uncovered was a tool, equally well crafted, believed to be a dagger. The discoveries suggested the existence of an early aquatic or fishing based culture.
Africans were the first to engage in mining 43, years ago. In a hematite mine was found in Swaziland at Bomvu Ridge in the Ngwenya mountain range. Ultimatelyartefacts were recovered including thousands of stone-made mining tools. Adrian Boshier, one of the archaeologists on the site, dated the mine to a staggering 43, years old.
Africans pioneered basic arithmetic 25, years ago.
The bone tool was originally thought to have been over 8, years old, but a more sensitive recent dating has given dates of 25, years old. On the tool are 3 rows of notches. Row 1 shows three notches carved next to six, four carved next to eight, ten carved next to two fives and finally a seven.
The 3 and 6, 4 and 8, and 10 and 5, represent the process of doubling. Row 2 shows eleven notches carved next to twenty-one notches, and nineteen notches carved next to nine notches. Finally, Row 3 shows eleven notches, thirteen notches, seventeen notches and nineteen notches.
Africans cultivated crops 12, years ago, the first known advances in agriculture. Their ancient tools were also recovered.
There were grindstones, milling stones, cutting blades, hide scrapers, engraving burins, and mortars and pestles. Africans mummified their dead 9, years ago. A mummified infant was found under the Uan Muhuggiag rock shelter in south western Libya.
The infant was buried in the foetal position and was mummified using a very sophisticated technique that must have taken hundreds of years to evolve.
The technique predates the earliest mummies known in Ancient Egypt by at least 1, years. The Great Sphinx of Giza was fashioned with the head of a man combined with the body of a lion.
A key and important question raised by this monument was: How old is it? On the 1 Marchthe New York Times carried an article on its front page also page sixteen that was entitled Nubian Monarchy called Oldest. In this article we were assured that: The ancient Egyptians had the same type of tropically adapted skeletal proportions as modern Black Africans.
The ancient Egyptians had Afro combs.
The Funerary Complex in the ancient Egyptian city of Saqqara is the oldest building that tourists regularly visit today. An outer wall, now mostly in ruins, surrounded the whole structure.
Through the entrance are a series of columns, the first stone-built columns known to historians.
The North House also has ornamental columns built into the walls that have papyrus-like capitals. Also inside the complex is the Ceremonial Court, made of limestone blocks that have been quarried and then shaped.
In the centre of the complex is the Step Pyramid, the first of 90 Egyptian pyramids. The first Great Pyramid of Giza, the most extraordinary building in history, was a staggering feet tall — the equivalent of a storey building.
It was made of 2. Rectangular and walled, the city was divided into two parts.Comp & Lit 1 October 27th, Paper #8 In Maya Angelou’s essay “Champion of the World” she describes listening to a boxing match between Joe Louis and Primo Carnera but also a struggle bewtween Black and White Americans.
Maya Angelou (/ ˈ æ n dʒ ə l oʊ / ( as "apologetic writing". He placed Angelou in the tradition of African-American literature as a defense of black culture, which he called "a literary manifestation of the imperative that reigned in the black scholarship of the period".
Writer Julian Mayfield. "Africa" by Maya Angelou Speaker, audience, & Purpose Speaker - a man or woman who is fond of Africa and knows about its historical past. Audience - anyone. My painted house, my friendly chicken, and me by Maya Angelou (Book) 16 editions published between and in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
Oct 12, · The picture that is being depicted on the paper given is the Nile Rive It is founded in the north of Africa, it is the longest river in Africa and possible the world.
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