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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 1003
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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SubSaharanAfricaAfricaasacontinentcovers15oftheEarthslandsurfacethereisnomountainrangetobreakAfricaoffdesertsdothisinsteadTheKalahariinthesouthandtheSaharaJunglesalsodoalottoseparateAfricatheCongo4majorriversZambiziinthesouthCongoincentralAfricaNigearinthenorthwestandtheNilethatstartsinthesouthandtravelsnortheastintoEgypt4majordivisionsWestAfricaEastAfricaEquatorialAfricaSouthernAfricaWestAfricaAriddesertnorththenasemiaridareathenacoastallandalltraveleasttowesttheseareextremephysiographicplaceswhichledtoextremelydifferentculturesSlaveryhadthebiggestimpactalongthewestcoastmoderninfrastructuredoesnotexistintheseareasThecoastalareasaretheonesthathadthemostcontactwithcolonistsAlloftheseareashavehadcivilwarsandboundarydisputesEquatorialAfricasufferfromhighheatwithverylittleseasonalvariationthisareaalsohasthemostbiodiversitywithintherainforestoftheCongodeltaEastAfricaeastoftheRiftvalleywhichrunsallthewayintoSaudiArabiaallthewaytothedeadseaformstheEastAfricaBantupeopledominatethisareaandgoasfarastheNioticpeopleinthenorthalotofsavannasmostfarmingisbyswiddenorshiftcultivationorslashandburnagricultureSouthernAfricalakeMalawimostlytheCalaharidesertthisareaisdominatedbySouthAfricathecountrythisareaistherichestasfarasmineralsivorygoldplatinumetcsamelatitudeasVirginiatheyhavethingssuchasvineyardsetcDescribingAfricaBlackAfricathishasnothingtodothepeoplethereEuropeansmadethisupbecausetheydidnotknowwhatwasthereGondwanalandallthelandmassesputtogetherWiththisAfricaisinthecenterEarliestHistorythediscoveryofAfricapertainstotheBritishobviouslyAfricahadalreadybeendiscoveredbythepeoplewholivedtherebutEuropeansdidnotconsiderthisbecausetheythoughtthepeopletherewerebackwardsRoyalGeographicSocietyinLondonfundedmanytripshereDrLivingstonwasoneofthemostfamousexplorersandhewasalsoamissionaryRichardFrancisBurtonandJohnHanningSpekebothofthesewereveryfamousexplorersbothsufferedseverewoundsonthefirsttripsotheyabortedthemissionnd2tripSpekeiscreditedwithbeingthefirstEuropeantofindthesourceoftheNilehediedfrominahuntingaccidentHenryStanleyfoundDrLivingstondyinginAfricaandbroughthimbackpeoplewenttoAfricaforglorywealthetcWhatwedoknowisthatAfricaisattheheartoftheworldbelievedthatthefirsthominidswereformedherewhocreatedthefirstlanguagesandusedthefirsttoolsFromAfricapeopleusedtheSinailandbridgeintoAsiaWheatcomesfromtheFertileCrescentifyouwanttofindthemostdiversityinwheatmustgototheFertileCrescentThesametheorycanbeputtoAfricaAfricaiswherehumanscamefromthereforethereisthemostdiversityamongpeopleisinAfricaUnfortunatelymostoftheAfricanhistorythatdatestoprecolonialtimeshasbeenlostbecauseofEuropeanmiseducationandbecausethepeopletheredidnothavewrittenlanguagesGreeksandRomanswentintoAfricaTraderoutesalongtheNileRiveraswellasinSubSaharanAfricaalongthecoastmostlyfortheivory
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