Proposed Early Lands of Afrasan, Middle Nile, Khoisan, and Niger-Congo Traditions

Map Creator:   Christopher Ehret
Source:   Ehret, Christopher. 2002. The civilizations of Africa: A history to 1800, 37. 2002. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.
Date Created:   2002.

Map Description:
Outlined on this map are the locations that Ehret hypothesizes gave rise to the Afrasan, Middle Nile, Khoisan and Niger-Congo traditions. In his book, he describes how each area affected the development of these ancient cultures as well as some of their differences, citing examples such as the Afrasan reliance on wild grass collection for food, and Middle Nile tendency to hunt large game and fish.


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