Read “Civilization or Barbarism An Authentic Anthropology” by Cheikh Anta Diop with Rakuten Kobo. Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African. Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective. Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology / Edition 1. Read an excerpt of this book! by Cheikh Anta Diop · Introduction To African.
|Country:||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Published (Last):||6 June 2014|
|PDF File Size:||4.51 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||17.33 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
The false beliefs that Egypt was a white civilization, and that Black civilization has failed to contribute to the collective knowledge base of humanity is effectively countered with linguistic, historical and archeological evidence that points to a Black Africa and Afrocentric origins of sophisticated early civilization.
In Part One of the book, Dr. Diop approaches the origins cheukh mankind from a paleontological approach.
Fossil evidence found in the form of the Grimaldi Negroid is the link between Africans in Africa ant their migration into Europe. Cheikkh page 13 of Civilization or Barbarism, he writes: Three examples are offered as evidence:.
Civilization or Barbarism
The Headless Venus of Sireuil — a piece of sculpture found in southern Europe that was crafted by the first human settlers there — has distinctly Negroid features. Venus of Willendorf — another piece of craftsmanship — was sculpted as having dreaded hair and, again, Negroid features.
The bone structure of the very first Cro Magnon men was Negroid, as was evidenced by unearthed fossil evidence. According to Diop, this osteology had to adapt from a life of living in open-air savannah to a life in cold, dark caves.
The result was a loss of melanin the pigmentation that makes Africans Black.
Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology | Kentake Page
The book also gives us a time line from the exodus of the first humans out of Africa to the end of human migration and complete planetary colonization.
Thanks to Civilization or Barbarism, we have the following time line:. Proof of the African origins of civilization lie in the fact that there are no older human remain sites than the sites found in Africa.
It should also be mentioned that the distance from Ethiopia to Australia is 7, The distance from Ghana to Northwest Brazil is only miles.
If early man was able to travel one, surely he was able to travel the second. Diop also noted the correlation between skin color and climate.
Vitamin D is created in the body due to ultraviolet rays. Vitamin D then synthesizes itself into melanin, and these higher levels of melanin diffuse ultraviolet rays on the surface of the skin, thus providing humans with a natural defense against the harsh rays of the sun. It can be deduced that higher civklization to ultraviolet rays produce higher levels of melanin in populations over time, and less exposure reduces the need for higher levels of melanin.
An Authentic Civilizatioon Meserette Kentake. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.