250 Methodology - 250 Methodologies for study of African...

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250 Methodologies for study of African Art Tropical diseases still prevalent in parts of Africa: Malaria, tuberculosis, sleeping sickness, parasites such as guinea worm (dracunculiasis) , hepatitis, encephalitis, AIDS Life expectancy is 42 or under in most African societies, falling in many because of AIDS, violence, and wars Food: Millet is staple cereal of most of Africa Also Maize and some rice. Rice is often a luxury food. Animals usually eaten because they have been sacrificed – meat is an irregular supplement to the diet. 90% carbohydrate diet. In some parts of Africa $2.00 cash is more money than most people have ever held in their hands. Different cultural concepts: What knowledge is. What power is. male/female roles Who inhabits the world? Spirits, ancestors and living humans Life expectancy – all deaths except those of the extremely old are caused by spiritual powers or an ill-intentioned human Sources for knowledge of African Art History 1. Archaeology Uses excavation, stratigraphy, DNA analysis of human and animal bones, carbon 14 dating, gps orientation and other scientific techniques to uncover the remains of an early culture piece by piece Example: excavation of Jenne site in Mali, Ile-Ife in Nigeria
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