The 8000-year-old dugout canoe from Dufuna (NE Nigeria)

PETER BREUNIG Originally appeared in Aspects of African Archaeology: Papers from the 10th Congress of the Pan-African Association for Prehistory and Related Studies edited by Gilbert Pwiti and Robert Soper INTRODUCTION Boats are humanity’s oldest means of transport. Long before the invention of the wheel and cart, or of transport by animal, boats enabled not … More The 8000-year-old dugout canoe from Dufuna (NE Nigeria)

10 things about Nigeria Everyone Must Know

One thing we learned a long time ago…nothing lives up to its reputation. Nigeria has a bad reputation, like most places in Africa, and we don’t think that is deserved or natural. Here is a list of 10 things we have to show Nigeria is a much different place than people expect. A surprise awaits … More 10 things about Nigeria Everyone Must Know

Keyamsha the Awakening and Mchakato Wa Uponyaji, The Process of Healing

As The Maafa is coming to an end Keyamsha, the Awakening is beginning. The Maafa is ending because we have begun Mchakato wa Uponyaji, the process of healing. Kiamsha events have been leading to the gradual process of reawakening. We are coming to a full awareness of our ubuNTU. We see our humanity in others. … More Keyamsha the Awakening and Mchakato Wa Uponyaji, The Process of Healing

Nigeria’s 8,000 year old boat

When Mallam Ya’u, a Fulani cattle herder in Dufuna, Nigeria began digging a well on May 4, 1987 little did he know that before he reached the depth necessary to draw water, he would find something of far greater significance. Africa’s oldest boat is in Nigeria. It was dug up in Yobe state two kilometers … More Nigeria’s 8,000 year old boat