Volume I of The Cambridge History of Africa provides the first
relatively complete and authoritative survey of African prehistory
from the time of the first hominids in the Plio-Pleistone up to the
spread of iron technology after c.500 BC. The volume therefore sets
the stage for the history of the continent contained in the
subsequent volumes. The material remains of past human life
recovered by excavation are described and interpreted in the light
of palaeo-ecological evidence, primate studies and ethnographic
observation, to provide a record of the evolving skills and
adaptive behaviour of the prehistoric populations. The unique
discoveries in East and South Africa of early hominid fossils,
stone tools and other surviving evidence are discussed with full
documentation, leading on to the coming of Modern Man and the
beginning of regional patterning. The volume provides a survey of
the now considerable material showing the different ways of life in
the forests, savannas and arid zones during the 'Later Stone Age'.
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