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Unformatted text preview: African is the richest in the world in natural resources magnet to the outside world gold, played huge role in state formation diamonds, magnesium, tin, etch. *geography may be the most important source in African history-1) written documents 2) archeology 3) oral tradition: supplemented by linguistics and anthropology-Most of the world is concerned with written documents because of culture, but its just not that way in Africa-archeological digs are very important; examples, Niani, Kumbi-Saleh-collaboration is essential-Thurstan Shaw went to Igbo-Ukwu, found bronze sculpture, shows trade-Chemistry is big, have to date things-serology, study of blood types-linguistics, loan words-evolution is pointing to Africa as beginning of creation, Darwin-Louis and Mary Leakey, How long bone embedded?, Isotopic method, carbon-14 dating...
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- Fall '07
- History, sickness African societies, state formation diamonds, Africa -archeological digs, blood types -linguistics