National Geographic Investigates Ancient Africa: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Africa's Past
National Geographic Books, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
Archaeology reveals the rich histories of complex cultures in the cradle of humankind. Study the Dogon people of Mali. Explore the ancient city of Jenne-jeno. Learn how computer technology has recreated the Kushite temples at Jebel Barkal and how artifacts bring new insights, helping scientists to piece together the puzzle of ancient Africa.
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