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The people of sub Saharan Africa 2022 500 BC Iron smelting is known here as in other sites in a strip below the Sahara by the middle of the 1st millennium BC And the fascinating but still mysterious Nok culture lasting from the 5th century BC to the 2nd century AD provides magnificent pottery figures which stand at the beginning of


The Nok Culture appeared in Nigeria around 1500 BC and vanished under unknown circumstances around 500 AD having lasted approximately 2 000 years Iron use in smelting and forging tools appears in Nok culture by at least 550 BC and possibly a few centuries earlier

Africa and the Middle East 1300 1615 Beck

North Africa 1300 1615 By 1275 the Mamluk empire in Egypt had annexed the northern part of the Nubian kingdom that was Christian When Sanbu became king of Nubia at Dongola Mukurra officially converted to Islam and made the cathedral a mosque in 1317 After 1320 the Manfalut province paid tribute to the Egyptian sultan and it became a slave


May 14 2022 · Africa possesses the world s richest and most concentrated deposits of minerals such as gold diamonds uranium chromium cobalt and platinum It is also the cradle of human evolution and the birthplace of many animal and plant species and has the earliest evidence of

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Oct 08 2022 · As its supply increased silver became the preferred payment medium in trade among Europe Africa and the Middle East The first large source of silver was Laurium Lavrion Greece where large scale systematic mining began around 550 BCE Over the next three centuries Laurium s rich silver lead mines yielded 250 million troy ounces of

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Celtic Ireland in the Iron Age the Celts

The Celts had one major advantage they had discovered Iron Iron had been introduced to the Celtic peoples in Europe around 1000 to 700BC thus giving them the technological edge to spread as they did Iron was a far superior metal to bronze being stronger and more durable

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FAST FACTS Area 386 662 square miles just over half the size of Alaska Cairo is the capital and largest city in Egypt Population million is million Two thirds of the world s Arabs live in Egypt Large share of the population is under 30 Jobs

Prehistoric copper production and technological

Aug 03 2022 · Iron Age c 500 BCE to c 500 CE Valley copper production coincides with a period of seemingly accelerating social complexity in contemporary Southeast Asian societies attested by the appearance of site size hierarchies defensive and/or hydraulic earthworks and the marked ranking of individuals and groups in burial traditions Bellina and Silapanth 2022 Higham 2022 O Reilly 2022

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Nok Art Early Sculptural Pottery in West Africa

Jan 25 2022 · Nok art refers to huge human animal and other figures made out of terracotta pottery made by the Nok culture and found throughout Nigeria The terracottas represent the earliest sculptural art in West Africa and were made between 900 and 0 concurrent with the earliest evidence of iron smelting in Africa south of the Sahara desert

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Southeast Asians mastered bronze making by 1500 BCE and iron by 500 BCE These early Southeast Asians also built sophisticated boats capable of sailing the oceans beginning the maritime trade that soon linked Southeast Asia to China India and points beyond over networks of exchange 6 Yet despite centuries of borrowing and sometimes foreign

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The Silk Road operated in two principle phases the first from about 100 BCE to 800 CE In this period the trade route linked the Roman Empire in the west the Chinese dynasties of the Han Sui and Tang in the East the Indian empires of the Mauryan and Gupta in the south and the Persians in the middle The Silk Road peaked again from 1200 to

Powelson Chapter 7 Africa Trade Entrepreneurship

Herodotus reported that in 500 BCE horse drawn chariots were crossing the Sahara from the Fezzan and from southern Morocco [1] In the eighth century CE the king of Ghana derived a major portion of his revenue from taxes on trade mainly in gold but also salt [2]In the Mossi states of West Africa 1500 1800 agricultural surpluses passed

Michigan s Ancient Copper Culture An Essay on Speculative

Mar 30 2022 · This is not in the case of the Minoans who were at the height of their Bronze Age civilization between 3000 and 1500 BCE with their decline between 1450 and 1200 BCE Jewell 2022 79 They point out that this almost perfectly coincides with the bulk of the mining done in the Lake Superior region between 2400 and 1200 BCE Jewell 2022 21

The Middle Ages A Comprehensive Overview of Europe 500 1500

The Middle Ages were a thousand year period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance in which the foundations of modern European culture were laid Many consider them a dark age of ignorance but the educational legal religious and social institutions that still influence much of Western culture were created in this period

The Civilizations of Africa A History to 1800 Semantic

Introducing Africa and its history Africa before the agricultural age 16 000 9000 BCE culture and technology in Africa 9000 3500 BCE diverging paths of history Africa 3500 1000 BCE an age of commerce an age of iron Africa 1000 BCE 300 CE southern central and eastern Africa the middle centuries 300 1450 northeastern west and north Africa the middle centuries 300 1450 the early

The Great Classical Cities AP World History

500 BCE 500 CE Classical Era Persian Charts Persian Charts Regions of the World 500 1500iron copper tin lead mercury sulfur arsenic and carbon Concepts such as time cost of goods languages and art were important to the society in mining Only parts of the area have been excavated but the civic ceremonial

Recent and historical pollution legacy in high altitude

Jan 10 2022 · Southern Iberia is also very rich in mineral resources hosting important silver Ag and lead Pb mining hotspots These resources have been exploited for several millennia with more than 10 000 tons of Pb produced contributing to 40% of the World s total lead production between 1200 yrs BCE before Common Era and 500 yrs CE Common Era

Human Prehistory and History SolTech Designs

1500 500 BCE 1 000 years 3400 2400 BA Vedic Civilization The period in the history of the northern Indian subcontinent following the end of the urban Indus Valley Civilization when Indo European Aryans moved into the vacuum to bring Indo European patriarchy and empire building to India

Bantu Expansion Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African

Apr 26 2022 · The Bantu Expansion stands for the concurrent dispersal of Bantu languages and Bantu speaking people from an ancestral homeland situated in the Grassfields region in the borderland between current day Nigeria and Cameroon During their initial migration across most of Central Eastern and Southern Africa which took place between approximately 5 000 and 1 500 years ago Bantu speech

Stone Bronze and Iron Ages Essential Humanities

Thus by ca 500 BC most of Eurasia had transitioned to the iron age 27 28 The iron age also diffused across North Africa and then unlike the bronze age southward across sub Saharan Africa It crossed the Sahara Desert by travelling down the Nile through Egypt into Nubia and may also have crossed at other points farther west

Kingdom of Ghana []

Traditions more than 1 000 years old still thrive in Ghana Ghanaian boys are perfectly at home with traditional masks Between the 9th and 11th centuries the kingdom of Ghana was so rich that its dogs wore golden collars and its horses which were adorned with