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<br/><br/> <br/> -Although some may think of Africa as being of a

single climate and terrain description, in reality a wide variety of land types can be found throughout Africa. How does this wide variety of climates and physical terrains affect human life and settlement patterns on the African continent?
-What potential flaws do you see with the Multiregional model of human development? Assess the evidence in support of this model.
-Why was the Nile River important for the rise of successful states in North Africa?

Read Gilbert &amp; Reynolds’ Africa in World History: pages xi-84.

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Chapter 1 Physical Context of African History Geography and Environment
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© 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. Physical Features of the Continent • Most prominent feature of African continent is its size – Much larger than commonly imagined • Democratic Republic of the Congo: nearly the size of Western Europe
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Envisioning Africa in World History A Cartographic and Historiographic Essay
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Introduction • Maps are complicated things – They both reflect and inform our understanding of the world • Images of Africa and the world have changed radically over time © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Chapter 3 Finding Food and Talking About It The First 100,000 Years
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© 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. Humans and the Environment: Foraging for Food • African environments are challenging environments • The first anatomically modern humans lived exclusively in Africa • For most of human history people foraged for their food
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Chapter 4 Settled Life Food Production, Technology, and Migrations
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© 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. The Origins of Food Production • Humans never have a passive relationship with the physical world • The environment shapes human societies and human societies shape the environment • Sickles made from a stick with small flakes of stone set into it were used for harvesting wild grass seeds & domestic grains
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Chapter 5 North and Northeast Africa in Early World History
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© 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. Egypt in Early World History • The origins of ancient Egypt represent some of the first instances of complex human societies • From 3600 to 3300 B.C.E., the settlements along the upper Nile appear to have begun the process of creating complex societies • Considerable contact with other regions
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