Quantity 2 covers the interval starting on the shut of the Neolithic period, from round the 8th millenium prior to our period. this era of a few 9 thousand years has been sub-divided into 4 significant geographical zones. Chapters 1 to twelve hide the Nile, Egypt and Nubia: through a ways the biggest a part of the publication is dedicated to the traditional civilization of Egypt as a result of its pre-eminent position within the early background of Africa. Chapters thirteen to sixteen relate to the Ethiopian highlands. Chapters 17 to twenty describe the Maghrib and its Sahara hinterland, and Chapters 21 to 29 the remainder of Africa together with a number of the Indian Ocean islands. The sequence is co-published in Africa with seven publishers, within the usa and Canada by way of the collage of California Press, and in organization with the UNESCO Press.
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