Key terms and review questions

Define key terms

Diaspora-

Hominins

Hunter-gatherers

dynasty

pharaoh

sahel

trans-saharan trade

matrillneal

patrillneal

kinship

oba

manumission

Answer review questions

1. When does African American History begin? To what extent is it necessary to study the history of the African continent to understand the experiences of diasporic African peoples such as African Americans? How far back in time should accounts of African American history begin?

2. African is home to many different climate zones and types of terrain, and it has experiences significant climate change over time. How has the continents environment influenced the history of the people?

3. Describe the impact of trans-Saharan trade on the history of west Africa.

4. Slavery has a long history in Africa. What were the different ways in which it was practiced in African societies?