The African continent is one of the cradles of world civilization ? and that?s a

Posted by Dr. David Neiman on March 2nd, 2016

Around first or perhaps second grade, we find out that there are seven continents: The North American Continent, South America, Asian countries, European countries, Antarctica, together with Australia. Oh, indeed, and then you can find Africa! Of course, Africa is a continent; in fact, it is not a country, as opposed to general belief. That is especially true in American society simply because people might have little knowledge about Africa because Amercians don’t get must exposure to the wider world in terms of geography and culture. The itemsbelow are in no order of importance, and much more information can be added, however, it corrects most of these mistaken assumptions:

  • Africa is not a country; it is a continent. Africa contians 54 sovereign nations, nine territories, and additionally two de-facto independent states; individuals who identify with the de-facto states count Africa as being having 56 countries.
  • Africa is not just one big jungle; approximately 10% of African topography is warm, but much of the landscape consists of deserts as well as savannas.
  • Youmight discover “third world” nations in Africa, but you will also find that Africa is not a third world continent. There are numerous booming nations and also successful individuals from the African continent.
  • The African continent is not a barren desert; you will discover the variety of countries with large varieties and quantities of natural resources that are vital elements for a developing economy.

• Apartheid, as well as Nelson Mandela's political movement ,were not pan-African phomenon; apartheid was based in South Africa, where racial segregation was injected into government and also societal structures.

Africa is usually referred to as the "Lost Continent," however it is not lost, it is essentially not recognized for its numerous actual contributions to history. The African continent is the cradle of human civilization; in addition it is confirmed to be the place where human life started. This is proven by the science of DNA mapping as well as archaeological discoveries. Some religious manuscripts believe that human existence began about 6,000 years ago. But archaeological investigations in The African continent, for example, the discover of the bones of "Lucy" in the 1970s establish that modern humans, human culture, and human societies have been around for a lot longer.

The "Lucy" skeleton, for instance, was estimated to be over 3.2 million years old. Additionally, depending on which evolutionary theory, contemporary humans or homo-sapiens appear around 40,000 years ago on the European continent.

The African continent has a rich history whicheffected by its geography and ethnic affiliations. There have been numerous kingdoms, all through the African continent which have played substantial roles in the historical record, including, Egypt, Kush, Ethiopia, Ghana, and also Mali. Many people know ofEgyptian hieroglyphs and the invention of papyrus, for instance. However, Egypt was also really scientifically, technologically, astronomically, as well as mathematically sophisticated. There are lots of historians and even research workers these days which are still attempting to determine how the pyramids were developed designed and contructed.

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Whether or not one is discussing about the many kingdoms in the history of theAfrican continent or even the small tribal groups, African society has played a significant role in contemporary society in terms of customs, heritage, and religious philosophies and practices. The significance the traditions and history of Africa can not be summed up in a single paragraph or even an ecyclopedia of books.

About The Author

Dr. Neiman was the author of The Book of Job, Domestic Relations in Antiquity and the unpublished Mink Shmink - the influence of the Yiddish language in the US, which is part of a comprehensive study of the history of Jewish languages.

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