Cultural life Cultural milieu Algerian culture and society were profoundly affected by years of colonial rule, by the bitter independence struggle, and by the subsequent broad mobilization policies of postindependence regimes. A transientnearly rootless society has emerged, whose cultural continuity has been deeply undermined. Algerians have thus been caught between a tradition that no longer commands their total loyalty and a modernism that is attractive yet fails to satisfy their psychological and spiritual needs. As is true elsewhere in North Africa, Algeria has experienced a dislocating clash between traditional and mass global culture, with Hollywood films and Western popular music commanding the attention of the young at the expense of indigenous forms of artistic and cultural expression.
West Africa[ edit ] The knowledge of inoculating oneself against smallpox seems to have been known to West Africans, more specifically the Akan. A slave named Onesimus explained the inoculation procedure to Cotton Mather during the 18th century; he reported to have gotten the knowledge from Africa.
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The dangers of tobacco smoking were known to African Muslim scholars, based on Timbuktu manuscripts. Ancient Egyptian medicine Ancient Egyptian physicians were renowned in the ancient Near East for their healing skills, and some, like Imhotepremained famous long after their deaths.
Medical papyri show empirical knowledge of anatomy, injuries, and practical treatments. Garlic and onions were used regularly to promote good health and were thought to relieve asthma symptoms. Ancient Egyptian surgeons stitched wounds, set broken bonesand amputated diseased limbs, but they recognized that some injuries were so serious that they could only make the patient comfortable until he died.
Aroundthe ventilator is invented in Egypt.
Treatment was given for free to patients of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, ethnicity or income. The antibiotic was in wide commercial use only in the mid 20th century.
The theory is earthen jars containing grain used for making beer contained the bacterium streptomycedeswhich produced tetracycline. Although Nubians were not aware of tetracycline, they could have noticed people fared better by drinking beer.
According to Charlie Bamforth, a professor of biochemistry and brewing science at the University of California, Davis, said "They must have consumed it because it was rather tastier than the grain from which it was derived.
They would have noticed people fared better by consuming this product than they were just consuming the grain itself. Felkin in East Africa[ edit ] European travelers in the Great Lakes region of Africa Uganda and Rwanda during the 19th century reported cases of surgery in the kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara.
One observer noted a "surgical skill which had reached a high standard". From the well-developed nature of the procedures employed, European observers concluded that they had been employed for some time.
Trephining was carried out and the bones of depressed fractures were elevated. Horrible war wounds, even penetrating abdominal and chest wounds were treated with success, even when this involved quite heroic surgery.
The first human-to-human heart transplant was performed by South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard at Groote Schuur Hospital in December See also Hamilton Naki. During the s, South African Aaron Klug developed crystallographic electron microscopy techniques, in which a sequence of two-dimensional images of crystals taken from different angles are combined to produce three-dimensional images of the target.
Northern Africa and the Nile Valley[ edit ] Ethiopians were first to discover coffee 's edible properties Donkey possibly domesticated in the Nile Valley or Horn of Africa Archaeologists have long debated whether or not the independent domestication of cattle occurred in Africa as well as the Near East and Indus Valley.
Possible remains of domesticated cattle were identified in the Western Desert of Egypt at the sites of Nabta Playa and Bir Kiseiba and were dated to c.
Linguistic evidences suggests that the Ethiopian plow might be the oldest plow in Africa.
Genetic evidence points to E. Ethiopians used terraced hillside cultivation for erosion prevention and irrigation. A 19th century European described Yeha: All the surrounding hills have been terraced for cultivation, and present much the same appearance as the hills in Greece and Asia Minor, which have been neglected for centuries; but nowhere in Greece or Asia Minor have I ever seen such an enormous extent of terraced mountains as in this Abyssinian valley.
Hundreds and thousands of acres must here have been under the most careful cultivation, right up almost to the tops of the mountains, and now nothing is left but the regular lines of the sustaining walls, and a few trees dotted about here and there.
This valley is most completely shut in, quite such an one as one can imagine Rasselas to have lived in — James T.
Bent, The sacred city of the Ethiopians, being a record of travel and research in Abyssinia in The Sahel and West Africa[ edit ] The earliest evidence for the domestication of plants for agricultural purposes in Africa occurred in the Sahel region c.Tamazight is the Berber name of the Berber languages or dialects.
This is a family of similar and closely related languages and dialects indigenous to North Africa. In this dictionary you will find Riffian words. The â€œBaybayin writing systemâ€ also commonly known as the â€œAlibataâ€ was an old script structure used by these ancient Philippine settlers long.
No more talk about the old days, it’s time for something great. I want you to get out and make it work Thom Yorke Dedicated to the wonderful people of RuinAmalia, La Revoltosa, and the Kyiv infoshop, for making anarchy work. Transliteration system: ALA-LC.
ALA-LC is a set of standards for the romanization, or representation of texts in other writing systems using the Latin alphabet. The area of present-day Morocco has been inhabited since Paleolithic times, sometime between , and 90, BC.
A recent publication may demonstrate an even earlier habitation period, as Homo sapiens fossils discovered in the late s near the Atlantic coast in Jebel Irhoud were recently dated to roughly , years before present. During the Upper Paleolithic, the Maghreb was more.
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