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This can be the 1st scholarly number of articles concerned with the cultural astronomy of the African continent. It weaves jointly astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it contains African myths and legends in regards to the sky, alignments to celestial our bodies stumbled on at archaeological websites and at areas of worship, rock artwork with celestial imagery, and clinical considering published in neighborhood astronomy traditions together with ethnomathematics and the construction of calendars.

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Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with a population of approximately 140 million as at year 2006. General Conclusion In the introductory note of this work, it was made abundantly clear that this was going to be a basic outline and this promise has been kept true. Not all the necessary topics came in and even those that came in received just a cursory examination. However, one hopes that no matter how skeletal the presentation, a casual onlooker would have been familiarized to an extent with the continent – AFRICA.

Interdisciplinary Methodologies in the Social Sciences. Abuja. UNESCO, Nigeria. Obikeze, D. S. (1990): Methods of Data Analysis in the Social and Behavioural Sciences. Enugu. Auto Century Publishing Co. Ltd. A Brief Outline on the Geographical Background of Africa Basil U. Eze Introduction This write-up makes an attempt at presenting a basic outline on some of the physical and human features with which to identify the continent of Africa. Even in a study such as African Cultural Astronomy a researcher needs to know about Africa.

Before the second world Geographical Background of Africa 37 Fig. 3 Africa: political divisions Source: Abegunde et al. (1990) war only Liberia, a republic since 1847, Egypt with its independence recognized from 1922, and South Africa, where the union was created in 1910, could claim real political independence. Today by contrast, all parts of Africa (Fig. 3) can be said to have gotten political independence. km. Figures for the individual countries are, of course, misleading and sometimes hide as much as they reveal.

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