A timeline from 1st - 15th centuries AD/CE, from Central Oregon Community College.
Brief history of Axum and the Aksumites, located in the Ethiopian highlands near the Red Sea.
The beginning of Christianity in the Kingdom of Aksum and its subsequent spread throughout Ethiopia.
History, art and ritual in the Mande culture, including discussions of caste and class, roles, and cosmogony.
Short discussion of Swahili civilizations at Civilizations in Africa.
Discussion of early Yoruba city-state, with Ife trade routes, portrait heads, and false kings.
Overview of one of the first of the centralized states in southeastern Africa and part of the Bantu-speaking culture.
Brief discussion of the Songhay people at Civilizations in Africa.
Description of the lost civilization of Great Zimbabwe, east of the Kalahari Desert, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers.
Information about the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, as well as rock painting dating back 30,000 years.