Nigerian cultural heritage: archaeological and artistic testimonies
Includes description of two recent discoveries of extremely early findings: the Stone Age site of Iwo-Eleru (occupied beginning 9000 B.C.), and the Dufuna Canoe (5,700 B.C.).
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