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(1) (2) (3) (4) [/size]1 Speech The first words by humans were spoken by Africans.''Using statistical methods to estimate the time required to achieve the current spread and diversity in modern languages today, Johanna Nichols — a linguist at the University of California, Berkeley — argues that vocal language must have arisen in our species at least 100,000 years ago.
Africans were the first to engage in mining 43,000 years ago.
In 1964 a hematite mine was found in Swaziland at Bomvu Ridge in the Ngwenya mountain range.
One, the Ark, is part of the Biblical Flood Story and would by many be considered as merely mythological.
the founders of Egyptian civilization, invented writing, and had given the Egyptians their religion and culture.''(1st century B. 3) summarise:"Ancient Egypt was a Negro civilisation.
Using phonemic diversity, a more recent analysis offers directly linguistic support for a similar date.
Estimates of this kind are independently supported by genetic, archaeological, palaeontological and much other evidence suggesting that language probably emerged somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa during the Middle Stone Age, roughly contemporaneous with the speciation of Homo sapiens.'' Writing In 1999, Archaeology Magazine reported that the earliest Egyptian hieroglyphs date back to 3400 BCE which "...challenge the commonly held belief that early logographs, pictographic symbols representing a specific place, object, or quantity, first evolved into more complex phonetic symbols in Mesopotamia."Who were these original Egyptians? described the Colchians of the Black Sea shores as "Egyptians by race" and pointed out they had "black skins and kinky hair." Apollodorus, the Greek philosopher, described Egypt as "the country of the black-footed ones" and the Latin historian Ammianus Marcellinus said "the men of Egypt are mostly brown or black with a skinny desiccated look." In his book 'Egypt', British scholar Sir E. Wallis Budge says: "The prehistoric native of Egypt, both in the old and in the new Stone Ages, was African and there is every reason for saying that the earliest settlers came from the South." He further states: "There are many things in the manners and customs and religions of the historic Egyptians that suggests that the original home of their prehistoric ancestors was in a country in the neighborhood of Uganda and Punt [present day Somalia]."''Greek historian Diodorus Siculus devoted an entire chapter of his world history, the Bibliotheke Historica, or Library of History (Book 3), to the Kushites ["Aithiopians"] of Meroe.
C., Diodorus Siculus of Sicily, Greek historian and contemporary of Caesar Augustus, Universal History Book III. The history of Black Africa will remain suspended in the air and cannot be written correctly until African historians connect it with the history of Egypt. The moral fruit of their civilisation is to be counted among the assets of the Black world." - Cheikh Anta Diop, The African Origin of Civilisation.3 Medicine''The earliest known surgery was performed in Egypt around 2750 BC....
The African historian who evades the problem of Egypt is neither modest nor objective nor unruffled. The Ebers papyrus (1550 BC) is full of incantations and foul applications meant to turn away disease-causing demons, and also includes 877 prescriptions.