6 facts you don’t know about Africa
Africa is the mother of all civilizations. here are the 6 facts you don’t know about Africa It is where the first human-like creatures appeared and are home to powerful cc kingdoms that once conquered the world. Africa ruled the world for 15,000 years.
Here are 6 facts you don’t know about Africa that are rarely taught in school.
- In ancient times Africa was referred to as Alkebulan which means ‘Mother of mankind’ or the ‘garden of Eden’ The first people to use this term to refer to Africa were the Moors, Carthaginians, Nubians, and Ethiopians.
- The human race traces its origin in Africa. Skeleton remains of the first anatomically modern human(Homo Sapiens) were found in East Africa. Human remains were discovered in the Omo River in Ethiopia dating around 200,000 years ago. The Homo erectus was first found in Africa before migrating to other parts of the continents.
- Skeleton of the first pre-humans have been found in Africa that dates back to between 4 and 5million years ago. Australopithecus ramidus is thought to have been the first ancestral type of humanity, he dates back to 4.4 million years ago.
- Africans were the first people to practice agriculture. They started cultivating crops as far as 12000 years ago. Egypt’s Western Desert cultivated crops of barley, carpers, chick-peas, legumes, and lentils.
- Africans were the first to engage in mining 43,000 years ago. Hematite found in 1964 in Swaziland at Bomvu ridge in Ngwenya mountain range revealed evidence of stone-made mining tools.
- Africans were the first to organize fishing expeditions 90,000 years ago. In the Katanda region in northeastern Zaire (now Congo), a series of harpoon points were recovered and were all elaborately polished and barbed. Also uncovered tool was a dagger. These discoveries suggested a well-established fishing culture.
These facts about Africa reveal that the continent engineered the development of the world. Africa’s role in civilizing the world cannot be gain said.