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UNESCO — General History of Africa
Volume I. Methodology and African Prehistory

Joseph Ki-Zerbo, ed. 1981, 820 pp.

List of plates

  1. Bronze statue representing the dynastic power of the Songhay of Dargol
  2. Bas-relief from Abomey Museum
  3. Verso of Arabic manuscript
  4. Facsimile of Bamum manuscript
  5. Facsimile of Hausa manuscript
  6. Facsimile of Vai manuscript
  7. Valiha player
  8. Mvet singer ‘Griot hutu’ miming the fallen ‘mwami’
  9. Tukulor musician playing the ‘ardin’
  10. X-ray photograph of the frontal chest of the mummy of Queen Nedjemet (twenty-first dynasty)
  11. Microphoto of a section in a copper staple from the Cheops Boat at Giza
  12. Glass frit block showing the flat upper surface, lateral sides and a part of the fritting crucible left adhering to the right side
  13. The bottom part of one of the sandstone columns, Buhen Temple, Sudan
  14. The serpent king stele
  15. The Récade dedicated to King Dakodonu' first sovereign of Danxome Awe-inspiring lion cub from Abomey
  16. Museum The Récade showing a gourd, symbol of power, from Abomey Museum
  17. First page of the first chapter of the Koran in Vai Phonetic chart of Vai characters
  18. Sample characters from the indigenous scripts
  19. The Mum graphic system
  20. The Egyptian and West African graphic systems
  21. The Palette of Narmer
  22. Moroccan
  23. Algerian woman and baby
  24. Haratine woman from Idélès, Algeria
  25. Fulani woman from near Garoua-Boulay, Cameroon
  26. Fulani woman
  27. Sarakole woman, Mauritania
  28. Chief, nomad, Mauritania
  29. Young Fulani girl from Mali
  30. Voltaian
  31. Djerma Songhav woman from Balavera, Niger
  32. Tuareg child from Agades, Niger
  33. Bororo Fulani Woman from Tahoua, Niger
  34. Twa Pygmy, Rwanda
  35. Zulu woman
  36. Pygmy from the Congo
  37. San group
  38. One of the oldest stone artelacts in the world, found on the Omo site, Ethiopia
  39. The Siwaliks excavation, north Pakistan
  40. Eocene and Oligocene sites, Fayum, Egypt
  41. Reconstruction of the environment at Fayum, Egypt, 40.000.000 years ago
  42. Skulls of Ausiralopilhecus robustus and Ausiralopithecus gracilis
  43. Skull of Australopithecus boisei, Omo site, Ethiopia
  44. Skull of Homo habilis a & b
  45. Skull of Homo erectus from Choukoutien, China (reconstruction)
  46. Reconstruction of the environment in which Homo erectus lived at Choukoutien, China, 400.000 years ago
  47. Skulls of Australopithecus africanus
  48. Reconstruction of Oreopithecus bamboli
  49. Skeleton of' Oreopithecus bamboh, 12.00.0000 years old, found on the Grossetto site, Tuscany
  50. Skull of Cromagnoid from Afalu, Algeria
  51. Reconstruction of skull of Ramapithecus
  52. The Afar site, Ethiopia
  53. The Omo sites and palaeontological excavations during the 1969 French expedition
  54. Olduvai Gorge, northern Tanzania
  55. An excavation site at Olduvai
  56. Detail of the surface of the soil at the Olduvai excavations
  57. Close-up of the surface of the soil at the Olduvai excavations
  58. Australopithecus boisei — lateral view of cranium from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
  59. Australopithecus boisei — occlusal view of mandible from Koobi Fora, Kenya
  60. Australopithecus africanus — lateral view of cranium from Koobi Fora, Kenya
  61. Australopithecus africanus — occlusal view of mandible from Koobi Fora, Kenya
  62. Homo erectus — lateral view of cranium from Koobi Fora, Kenya
  63. Homo habilis — lateral view of cranium from Koobi Fora, Kenya
  64. Olduvai Gorge, northern Tanzania
  65. Isimila, southern highlands of Tanzania
  66. Isimila, Tanzania: a concentration of Acheulian hand-axes, cleavers and other tools
  67. Olorgesailie in the Kenyan Rift Valley
  68. Apis Rock (Nasera), northern Tanzania
  69. Upper Acheulian bi-faced tool from the River Ngoere, Upper Sangha, Central African Republic
  70. Upper Acheulian hand-axe from the River Ngoere, Upper Sangba, Central African Republic
  71. Flat-bottomed Neolithic vase from Batalimo, Lobaye, Central African Republic
  72. Megalithic monument in the Bouar region, Central African Republic
  73. Pebbles fashioned into bi-faced tools and a chopper, from Ain Hanech
  74. Spherical faceted pebbles from Ain Hanech
  75. The development of ‘Pebble Culture’ towards Acheulian shapes
  76. Hand-axe found on the Acheulian site of Erg Tihodaine, Algerian Sahara
  77. Bi-faced Acheulian tool, the most advanced implement found on the Terni-fine site in western Algeria
  78. Mousterian pointed tool from El-Guettar, Tunisia
  79. Aterian tools: pedunculated points' scrapers and Levallois cores
  80. Typical Capsian industry
  81. Upper Capsian industry: scalene triangles, trapeziums, saws, grooved knives, burins, micro-burins, drillers, scrapers, etc.
  82. Upper Capsian industry: geometrical microliths (trapeziums, scalene triangles, crescents and micro-burins)
  83. Upper Capsian: human fibula fashioned into a dagger, found at Mechta el-Arb, eastern Algeria
  84. Upper Capsian: engraved limestone plaquette from Khanguet el-Mouhaad, eastern Algeria
  85. Neolithic-Capsian Tradition: pestle and mortar showing traces of coal ochre and fragments of Helix shells, found at Damous el-Ahmar, eastern Algeria
  86. Flat notched axe from Gossolorum, Niger
  87. Cleaver from Ti-n-Assako, Mali
  88. Chopper tool (Pebble Culture) from Aoulef, Algerian Sahara
  89. Chopper tool (Pebble Culture) from Aoulef, Algerian Sahara
  90. Lower Palaeolithic hand-axe from Tachenghit, Algerian Sahara
  91. Lower Palaeolithic cleaver from Tachenghit, Algerian Sahara
  92. Large bi-facial double point, Aterian Industry, from Timimoun, Algerian Sahara
  93. Aterian points from Aoulef, Algerian Sahara
  94. Aterian bi-facial double point from Adrar Bousy, Niger
  95. Neolithic pottery from Dhar Tichitt, Mauritania
  96. Neolithic arrow-heads from In Guezzam, Niger
  97. Neolithic grooved axe from Adar Bous, Niger
  98. Neolithic polished axe from the Faya region, Chad
  99. Industry of Cape Manuel, Senegal Stone pendants (basalt) from the Neolithic site at Patte d'Oie
  100. Neolithic ‘Bel Air’ pottery from the Diakite site, Senegal
  101. Pottery of Cape Manuel, Senegal; decorated fragments
  102. Megalithic circle, Tiekène Boussoura, Senegal
  103. ‘Bel Air’ polished axes made of dolerite
  104. Millstone made of volcanic rock, found on the Neolithic site of Ngor
  105. Iron Age flat-bottomed pot
  106. Bone smoothing tool, found on the Neolithic site at Cape Manuel, Senegal
  107. Anthropomorphic statue found on Thiaroye site, Senegal
  108. Flint javelin heads from Mirgissa, Sudan
  109. The Valley of the Queens
  110. Detail from the ‘White Lady’ cave painting, South Africa
  111. ‘Serpent's Track’ cave painting
  112. Engraving of rhinoceros, Blaka, Niger
  113. Engraving of an elephant, In Eker, Algerian Sahara
  114. Bovine, Tin Rharo, Mali
  115. Gazelles, Blaka, Niger
  116. Cave engraving, Upper Volta
  117. Close-up of cave engravings, Upper Volta
  118. Erotic scene, Tassili, Algeria
  119. Erotic scene, Tassili, Algeria
  120. Cave painting, Tibesti, Chad
  121. Cave paintings, Tassili, Algeria
  122. Cave paintings, Namibia
  123. Top-soil firing, Fuuta-Djalon
  124. The ‘Soung’ or Spade of the Serer Gnominka, Senegal
  125. Cultivation of land, Kadyendo
  126. Artificial islands for the cultivation of rice, Guinea-Bissau
  127. Rice pits, Nyassa, Casamance
  128. Tomb of Huy, after R. Lepsius
  129. Tomb of Rekh mi-re at Thebes
  130. Copper statue of Pepi I (Old Kingdom)
  131. Razor, Mirgissa

Concl. 1 Laboratory set up at Rosso Bithie for investigating the development of the delta of the River Senegal
Concl. 2 Skull of Ausiralopilhecus boisei from the Omo site, Ethiopia

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