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Precolonial periodJanuary 16, 2019Abba Abdullahi Garba 1650 Views
A 16th–17th-century Akan Terracotta, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. By the end of the 16th century, most of the ethnic groups constituting the modern Ghanaian population had settled in their present locations. Archaeological remains found in the coastal zone indicate that the area has been inhabited since the Bronze Age (ca. 2000 BC), but these societies, based on fishing in the extensive lagoons and rivers, have left few traces. Archaeological work also suggests that central Ghana north of the forest zone was inhabited as early as 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. These migrations resulted in part from the formation and disintegration [...]
History of GhanaJanuary 16, 2019Abba Abdullahi Garba 1637 Views
The Republic of Ghana is named after the medieval West African Ghana Empire . The empire became known in Europe and Arabia as the Ghana Empire after the title of its emperor, the Ghana. The Empire appears to have broken up following the 1076 conquest by the Almoravid General Abu-Bakr Ibn-Umar . An elevated kingdom continued to exist after Almoravid rule ended, and the kingdom was later incorporated into subsequent Sahelian empires, such as the Mali Empire several centuries later. Geographically, the ancient Ghana Empire was approximately 500 miles (800 km) north and west of the modern state of Ghana, and [...]
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