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HOW IMPORTANT WAS LEATHER MAKING TO THE PRE-COLONIAL ECONOMY OF GHANA?

THE IMPORTANCE OF LEATHER MAKING TO THE ECONOMY OF PRE-COLONIAL In the Savannah regions of pre-colonial Ghana, there were two major occupations the people engaged in, which were, animal rearing and farming. As part of the animal husbandryengaged in, the hide of the animals was processed into leather for various uses. The first step was to …

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HOW IMPORTANT WAS SALT TO THE ECONOMY OF PRE-COLONIAL GHANA?

Before we proceed to discuss the importance of salt to the economy of pre-colonial Ghana, it’s important we take down some relative notes. Salt was mined in both the coastal and Savannah areas of pre-colonial Ghana. It constituted one of the major economic activities of the people. There were several methods which were employed by …

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HOW IMPORTANT PALM TREE TO THE ECONOMY OF PRE-COLONIAL GHANA?

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE OIL PALM TREE TO THE ECONOMY OF PRE-COLONIAL GHANA The palm tree is botanically called elaeis guineensis and very common to West Africa. It is commonly called the African oil palm. The fruits, which were well sought after, matures after six months starting from the time of pollination. The fruits are reddish, and …

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COMPREHENSIVE NOTE ON THE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION/POSITIONS OF ANCIENT EGYPT

THE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF ANCIENT EGYPT In the course of their history, the ancient Egyptians developed a political organization that can be described as very efficient for their day. The political structure included appointed officers who, through a hierarchy, reported to the overall leader of the land called Pharaoh.   The Pharaoh: At the very top of the …

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COMPREHENSIVE NOTE ON THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF EGYPT TO MODERN CIVILIZATION

Egypt is one of the modern countries that date back to ancient times. Expects have discovered that though it was in 3800 BCE before the inhabitants of the Nile Valley started anything that looked like a cohesive civilization, the Nile Valley dates back to 6000 BCE. In the course of time, Egypt became a successful …

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How Ancient Egypt developed their Agriculture

THE METHODS EMPLOYED BY THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS TO DEVELOP THEIR AGRICULTURE Ancient Egypt is well known for its association with the Nile River, though the Nile passes through other countries in the East and Northern parts of Africa. The Nile was instrumental in the development of different agricultural practices of the ancient Egyptians. The various …

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COMPREHENSIVE NOTE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NILE RIVER TO ANCIENT EGYPT

The importance of the Nile River to ancient Egypt The Nile River is an important river that spans several countries in the east, central and North Africa. It passes through countries like Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Egypt etc. The Nile was very crucial to the economic and social life of the Egyptians. Provision of moist for …

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The effects of transition to food production on the early farming man in Africa

HOW THE TRANSITION TO FOOD PRODUCTION IMPACTED THE LIFE OF THE EARLY FARMING MAN IN AFRICA. One of the outstanding activities of the early farming man was the cultivation of crops. This means the food that was before now obtained from the wild could now be produced by man himself. The ability to produce his own food had a great …

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How fire was discovered by the early farming man, and its benefit to him

The discovery of fire by the early farming man and how it benefited his time At a certain point in the life of the early farming man, something spectacular happened. There was the discovery of fire. The early farming man discovered that by picking two volcanic pebbles and striking them against each other, he could …

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