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Prehistoric Humans in Africa The origins of most of these African people is sketchy and the subject of much debate as the fossil record and archaeological evidence is only beginning to emerge. Therefore, based upon material found thus far, the following hypothesis may be made: Evidence, so far obtained from the paleontological record indicates that Africa is the Mother Continent to all of humanity.
The oldest Australopithecus remains are over four million years old. While these remains exhibit a cranial capacity of to cm3, they also show a creature that walks upright without the use of their hands, hands which have a grasping capacity for firmly holding objects wrapped in the fingers and an opposable thumb.
This gives this early pre-human abilities that will help it to develop not only sophisticated tool making skills, but will also encourage greater brain development to meet such challenges. Fifty thousand years ago, the landscape was dominated by Neanderthaloid types diversified into three basic groupings: Northern Neanderthals who settled Northern Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and EuropeKanjeran represented by fossil remains found at Kanjeraand Rhodesoid who's fossils were found at Kabwe in Zambia.
This diversification is indicative of the adaptability of the species to the variety offered by the African landscape. As Modern Humans moved onto the landscape, three major groups developed along similar levels of diversification until about nine thousand years ago when Africa was populated by Afro-Mediterraneans in the north and the north eastern quadrant of Africa and south following the natural corridor created by the Nile river who adapted into tall olive complexioned Mediterranean peoples, Negroid dominating the greater central humid tropical and equatorial regions evolving into people with darker skin and varying in height from relatively short BaMbuti, also called Pigmy to quite tall Massai adapting as the environment required, and Large and Small Capoid in the east and south of Africa.
The Large Capoid appear to have phased out as evolution seems to have favored the Small Capoid who evolved into the Khoisan People. In essence, Africa is the home of all human diversity. Every where else, they became immigrants, evolving as they traveled to adapt to new and changing environments.
The desertification of the Sahara created a natural barrier that divided later populations of sub-Saharan Africa from those of the Mediterranean, Europe and the Middle East with a natural trade and access route provided by the Nile River up through Nubia and Egypt.
The African equatorial and humid tropical climate of east central and central Africa offered areas of diversification from those of the southern arid, semi-tropical and tropical environments.
A central terminus where the three diverse groups come together developed in eastern Africa at about Lake Turkana, from about the confluence of the White and Blue Niles in the north to Lake Victoria in the south.
This area becomes of great importance later in history as routes of cultural dispersion and trade develop. Her Civilisations and Foreign Contacts F. Cambridge ; New York:Alan Stewart Paton was born in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal on 11 January His father, James Paton, a Scottish immigrant and civil servant, came to South Africa in and his mother, Eunice Warder James, was the daughter of English immigrants.
The authors of this bibliography seek to work across this divide and also across the conventional divide between the “precolonial” and “colonial” periods, and, in doing so, to unpack deep-seated stereotypes about conceptualizing southern Africa’s deep past.
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