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The Perspective from Africa – Behavior and Settlement Patterns in Coastal Stone Age Communities
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The Perspective from Africa – Behavior and Settlement Patterns in Coastal Stone Age Communities

(logo whooshing) (mouse clicking) (computer beeping) (soft music) – [Announcer] We are the paradoxical ape. Bipedal, naked, large-brained, long the master of fire, tools, and language, but still trying to understand ourselves. Aware that death is inevitable, yet filled with

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Oklo, the Two Billion Year Old Nuclear Reactor
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Oklo, the Two Billion Year Old Nuclear Reactor

In 1972, French scientists were testing some uranium taken from the Oklo mine in Gabon, in Central Africa, where they had noticed something odd. They had a lot less usable uranium than they thought they did. Enough uranium to make

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Top 10 Worst Disease Outbreaks of the Century
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Top 10 Worst Disease Outbreaks of the Century

The 2014 Ebola epidemic – surprisingly – already ranks 10th on the list of deadliest infectious disease outbreaks of the last 100 years. It’s officially killed nearly 5,000 people in five countries, including the United States, although the unofficial death

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Colonization of Africa – summary from mid-15th century to 1980
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Colonization of Africa – summary from mid-15th century to 1980

In the middle of the 15th century, central and southern Africa is still unknown to Europe. However, for centuries the Arabs operated trade routes crossing the vast Sahara desert transporting to the Mediterranean gold, ivory and slaves. Europe is more

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South Africa : A Shorthand History
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South Africa : A Shorthand History

Music The sea route between Europe and India via the Cape of Good Hope was dominated by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Their initial exploration of a route via the Cape was undertaken by Bartholomew Diaz, who erected three

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History Summarized: French Empire (Ft. Armchair Historian!)
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History Summarized: French Empire (Ft. Armchair Historian!)

Ah, France. Home to such stories as: Caesars conquest of the Gauls and the Avignon antipope fights! Good times! But sometimes, one France just isn’t enough… Then they want New France, East France Hot France… What happens when France wants

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Zulu Culture and Traditions Documentary
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Zulu Culture and Traditions Documentary

Today the discipline and energy that consolidated the Zulu Impis into a formidable force lives on in the structured stylised battle movements of their traditional dance, Ngoma. With vigorous leaps and thrusts the dancers show off their prowess. Kicking is

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BREAKER MORANT – WikiVidi Documentary
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BREAKER MORANT – WikiVidi Documentary

WikiVidi.com Breaker Morant Harry “Breaker” Harbord Morant was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, bush poet, military officer and convicted war criminal. While serving with the Bushveldt Carbineers during the Second Anglo-Boer War, Lieutenant Morant was arrested and court-martialed for war crimes

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The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard
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The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Slavery, the treatment of human beings as property, deprived of personal rights, has occurred in many forms throughout the world. But one institution stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. The Atlantic slave trade, occurring from

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