On 6th March 1957 Ghana became an independent country.
An African man who lived 350 years ago was buried in a prehistoric shell midden in Amoreira in Portugal.
The world’s oldest fully manufactured ornaments are ostrich eggshell beads.
Key ages of early H. sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans (image credit: Delson, 2019; Fig. 1)
Lake Victoria is the source of the Nile and is the largest tropical lake in the world.
“the discovery of the chemical components of beeswax in the pottery of the Nok people provides a unique window on this relationship, when all other sources of evidence are lacking.”” Prof Richard Evershed
The University of Aberdeen is to return a Benin bronze – a sculpture looted by British soldiers in Nigeria in one of the most notorious examples of the pillaging of cultural treasures associated with 19th century European colonial expansion.
Groups of hunter-gatherers in what is today Senegal continued to use Middle Stone Age technologies associated with our species’ earliest prehistory as late as 11 thousand years ago.
In 1533, a Portuguese trading vessel carrying forty tons of gold and silver coins along with other precious cargo went missing on its way to India.
“How did what seems to be a ‘golden spike’ in human culture first take material form in Olduvai?”