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19 05, 2017

History of Fire

By |2018-04-24T08:21:20-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, History, Science|0 Comments

History of fire: San men around a campfire The first campfires Probably people were all still in Africa when they first began to use fire for cooking, about 800,000 or a million years ago. People had always known about fire, because fires happened naturally when there were lightning strikes or sparks from two [...]

19 05, 2017

San Rock Art

By |2018-04-11T21:02:23-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Art|0 Comments

When did San people start painting rock art? Khoisan rock painting from South Africa San people have been living in southern Africa since there first were human beings anywhere, maybe about 100,000 years ago. There are more than 14,000 of these paintings in South Africa. Nobody knows when San artists first started making [...]

18 05, 2017

The Khoikhoi and the San – South African History

By |2018-04-05T16:39:43-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History|1 Comment

Early Khoisan art from Blombos Cave, South Africa (ca. 80,000 BC) South Africans get isolated The people who became the Khoisan started to split off from other humans about 200,000 years ago (as DNA shows), and were completely separate from other people by 100,000 years ago. They arrived in South Africa, either walking [...]