• ARCHAEOLOGY AS A SOURCE OF AFRICAN HISTORY
    WORLD HISTORY

    ARCHAEOLOGY AS A SOURCE OF AFRICAN HISTORY

    Archaeology is the study of a people‚Äôs culture of years past through excavation and examination of material remains that are found. It is the understanding of human actions in the past through a study of what they did rather than what they said of themselves. Again, archaeology provides information about how societies adapted their ways of life to suit their natural environment or how they modified their environment to suit their way of life. Archaeological information is obtained through the excavation or digging of specially chosen sites. In Europe, archaeology has been a useful source of historical evidence since the 19th century AD whereas in Africa, it has been helpful…

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
    WORLD HISTORY

    ARCHAEOLOGY

    Archaeology is the scientific digging and studying of old remains and artefacts used by people who lived in an area long time ago. For example, materials tools, stones, skeletal remains, seeds, old building materials, burial chambers and religious items. When studied by archaeologists, such materials could give very information like dates, social and economic information about people who lived long ago. The popular Nok culture in Plateau and Kaduna, Igbo-Ukwu artefacts, in Anambra, bronze heads at Ife in Osun State are all archaeological finds. Archaeology may not give us enough details and complete information; we can, however, get a lot of information about those who lived a long time ago.…

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