Ancient Africa

Social Studies Core 4

African Plateau

*African plateau is a height flat area.

* In the east, when the crust cracked many parts of the plateau were dropped.

*This formed the Great Rift Valley.

* We have found the earliest human fossils where found in Africa Plateau.

* The Niger River because the great soil.

Importance of Family

*Many people lived in extended families.(families members from many generations)

*They included from ten to one hundred people.

*They traced their descents through their mothers.

*When a women marries she join's her husbands family.

*To regain stuff for the wife's family. They give them cloth, mental tools, cattle, or goats.