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)

Timbuktu

The city of Timbuktu is at the southern tip of the Sahara Desert. The city has many houses made with adobe. Timbuktu was founded during the 11th century and thrived on trade across the Sahara. In the 16th century an estimated 100,000 people lived in the city. Caravans still cross the desert and come to … More Timbuktu

Ahmed Baba: A Scholar of old Africa by John Henrik Clarke

If the University of Sankore had not been destroyed; if Professor Ahmed Baba, author of forty historical works, had not had his works and his university destroyed; if the University of Sankore as it was in 1591 had survived the ravage of foreign invasions; the academic and cultural history of Africa might have been different … More Ahmed Baba: A Scholar of old Africa by John Henrik Clarke