Timeline of Durban Archaeological evidence from the Drakensberg mountains suggests that the Durban area has been inhabited by communities of hunter-gatherers sinceBC.
African History African Origin of Modern Humans As for Africa, scientists have formerly concluded that it is the birthplace of mankind, as large numbers of human-like fossils discovered no where else were found on the continent, some dating back 3.
They became aggressive hunters, lived in caves and used fire and their ability to create stone tools just to survive. The Neanderthals arose someyears ago and inhabited regions in northern Africa and across parts of southern Europe. There is also clear evidence that they had control of fire, lived in caves, as well as open-air structures of stone and vegetation.
One of the most important developments of primitive man was the creation of stone tools. By BC farming was somewhat common in the northern areas of Africa, as people were growing crops and herding livestock.
During that time the Sahara Desert was a fertile area. Ancient African History In BC the Egyptian culture emerged along the lower reaches of the Nile River; it was among the earliest civilizations and their tools and weapons were made of bronze.
They also pioneered the building of massive pyramids and temples. Egyptians also developed mathematics, an innovative system of medicine, irrigation and agricultural production techniques, writing and the first ships.
In short, the Egyptians left a lasting legacy upon the world. Around BC the use of metal tools spread across small population bases and farming groups in North Africa, and their use gradually spread south into what is now called South Africa.
Meanwhile, the Egyptians continued to spread their culture across Northern Africa, and kingdoms were created in Ethiopia and Sudan. Before the Middle Ages began, the Roman Empire collapsed and the Arabs quickly took their place on the continent. In they invaded Tunis and Carthage and soon controlled all of coastal North Africa.
Soon kingdoms emerged in Africa; they traded with the Arabs using gold plus a valuable commodity - slaves. One of the first kingdoms was Ghana, located in what is now southeastern Mauritania and western Mali.
The empire grew rich from the trans-Saharan trade in gold and salt, but then lost its power in the 11th century. Additional kingdoms developed across the continent, including those in Benin and Mali.
Both became rich by trading in gold, horse salt, and of course, slaves.
And like most kingdoms before them on any continent, they were invaded and in the end destroyed. Mogadishu, the now largest city in Somalia, was settled by Arabs who traveled and traded on the east coast of Africa.
As other organized kingdoms were formed in central and southern Africa, the Portuguese began to explore the western coast of Africa. They even sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. African Colonization and the Slave Trade The continent-changing 16th Century began with Europeans transporting African slaves to the Americas for profit.
A slave purchased on the African coast for the equivalent of 14 English pounds in bartered goods could sell for 45 pounds in the American market. The best-known method of commerce at the time was called the Triangular Trading System. At the same time, Barbary pirates along the North African coast captured thousands of ships.
From the 16th to 19th century, an estimatedto 1. As tales of African riches spread north, the Europeans founded their first real colonies in the early 16th century, when the Portuguese settled in what is now Angola.
Later, the Dutch founded a colony in what is now South Africa. Strong movements to end slavery began in the late 18th century. France became one of the first countries to abolish slavery in Britain banned slave trade inbut it was not officially abolished for good until Cultural Diversity and Trust in IT Adoption: A Comparison of Potential e-Voters in the USA and South Africa.
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