Africa is the home of the first "man", Lucy, who lived over 3 million years ago. Africans have been farming for more than 8,000 years. This category begins with the Mali, a civilization built on the banks of the Niger River (250 BC through 400 AD.) A major city of the time was Jenne-jeno. The Mali Civilization formed the background for three later major empires - Ghana, Mali, Songhai (9th-15th centuries.)
From approximately 5,000 BC to around 400 AD, the study of the geography, climate, culture, pharaohs, kings, queens, dieties, daily life, architecture of ancient Egypt, Kush, and Nubia.