Download file to see previous pages...
It was during unearthing a part of an alluvial tin mine nearby the Nok village that discoveries were made. The Nok village is in Jaba Local Government to the south of Kaduna state, next to Jos Plateau that is located in Central Nigeria in West Africa. Natural erosion and deposition led to Nok terracotta being spread all over the Sahel grasslands at various depths, therefore making it difficult to date and classify them. Due to sheer luck two sites were found to have Nok art which had not been moved. With the help of radiocarbon and thermo-luminescence tests the archaeologists were able to narrow down the age of the sculptures to between 2000 and 2500 years back. This meant that these artifacts were among the oldest ones of West Africa (Nok - a visit to Africa’s ancient civilisation 2013).
Nok culture belongs to the Nigerian heritage which has not been given a lot of attention – at least not as much as other civilizations around the globe. Among all ancient tribes the Nok civilization was the most advanced and organized with respect to their living style. Unfortunately, though, a majority of the qualities that were associated with the Nok culture are no longer there and just a silhouette of their past exists today (Nok - a visit to Africa’s ancient civilisation 2013). For instance, today there is a single Nok blacksmith in the whole community and just a couple of weavers when in fact the Nok civilization was prominent due to their talents in weaving, molding and blacksmith. The same trades that they were known for now hardly exist (Nok - a visit to Africa’s ancient civilisation 2013).
Nok people can be categorized as traditionalists – they considered their culture and traditions important and made sure that their children also followed them. For instance, they used to prepare their male children for manhood and made sure that the women followed their ‘female’ roles rather than taking over the males’ position.
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
This begs the question, what is savagery and what is civilization. According to the primary sources savagery is the free exercise of the innate human desire to live without rules and order in a system of utter chaos. Civilization on the other hand is to live with rules and laws that ensure order in the conduct of human affairs (Darwin 45).
In the modern world, terrorists’ tactics and operations have largely been boosted by the free nature of societies. This free nature of societies is also attributed to lack of ability by a nation to foresee, prevent or even mitigate the aftermath of terrorists activities.
This will be accomplished through the presentation of the contributions and features as well as the comparative analysis of each period in history included in the study. Historical View Mesopotamia was included in first civilizations with the people of the Western Asia and North Africa.
The Freudian concept of ‘civilization’ refers to a man-made entity embodying materialization of human ideals that may eventually address proper gratification of instincts as well as serve to stimulate intellectual functions in order for the ego to manage its own foundation of placing the balance between the ‘Id’ and the ‘Superego’.
The Protestant Reformation is definitely one of the many events that took place during the Western Civilization. This is a historical event that took place in the 16th-century. It concerns the split within Western Christianity during the Western Civilization.
World Civilization - Ideologies The Cold War. All war is a war of ideologies. However, the difference between a cold war and a hot war is that in a cold war, there is no combat involved. The term cold war has been used in the context of the tensions between America and the Soviet Union, in the years that followed the second world war, till the USSR disintegrated in 1991.
It is also believed that many believers were converted into Islam community basically due to the Muslims’ way of life. The fact that they were well organized in the manner in which they carried themselves gave a positive impression, which the believers wished to emulate.
because the printing press had not yet been invented in the late 14th century, all books appeared in hand-written, hand-bound manuscripts which would have been expensive to produce because of the time-consuming nature of the work and the skills needed for scribes to copy out the