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An archaeological search for the emergence of early humans in West Africa

Jock M. Agai
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 70, No 1 | a2033 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i1.2033 | © 2014 Jock M. Agai | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 July 2013 | Published: 19 September 2014

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Jock M. Agai, Department of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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Abstract

Fossils of early humans and their ancestors dating back to millions of years have not yet been found in West Africa. Tools made of bones, stones, and wood suggesting use by early humans or their ancestors have however been found in some parts of West Africa. This research investigates the possible origins and West African indigenous influences on the manufacture and use of these tools. The purpose of this research is to stimulate interest into the study of West African archaeology and palaeontology.

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