The History of Africa

The Quest for Eternal Harmony

Second Edition

Student Resources: Part I

Click on the tabs below to view a Further Reading list for Part I, and additional resources for each of the chapters in this section of the book.

Further Reading

The time of awakening
Bowler, Peter J. (2003). Evolution: The History of an Idea (3rd ed.). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Cavalli-Sforza, F, Cavalli-Sforza, L. L. (1995). The Great Human Diasporas: The History of Diversity and Evolution. New York, NY: Perseus Book Publishing.

Fitzpatrick, T. (2006). New analysis shows three human migrations out of Africa – Replacement theory “demolished,” Washington University in St. Louis.

Gibbons, A (May 2001). Human anthropology. Modern men trace ancestry to African migrants. Science 292 (5519): 1051–2.

Harding, R. M, Healy, E, Ray, A. J, Ellis, N. S, Flanagan, N, Todd. C, Dixon, C, Sajantila, A, Jackson, I. J, Birch-Machin, M. A, Rees, J. L. (2000). Evidence for variable selective pressures at MC1R. The American Journal of Human Genetics. 66 (4): 1351–61.

Long, J. C., Kittles, R. A. (2003). Human genetic diversity and the nonexistence of biological races. Human Biology. 75 (4): 449–71.

McKie, R, Stringer, C. (1997). African Exodus: The Origins of Modern Humanity. London: Pimlico.

National Geographic. Modern Humans Came from Africa. Retrieved 30 January 2014.

National History Museum. Where Did Modern Humans Come from?

Olson, S. (2003). Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Oppenheimer, S. (2003). The Real Eve: Modern Man's Journey Out of Africa. New York, NY: Carroll & Graf Publishers.

Russell, S. (2008). DNA studies trace human migration from Africa. San Francisco Chronicle.

Science Daily. 100,000 Year-Old Ochre Toolkit and Workshop Discovered in South Africa. Retrieved 30 January 2014.

Stringer, Chris. (2011). The Origin of Our Species. London: Allen Lane.

Tattersall, I (2009). Human Origins: Out of Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106 (38): 16018-16021.

Underhill, P. A., Passarino, G., Lin, A. A., Shen, P., Mirazón Lahr, M., Foley, R. A., Oefner, P. J., Cavalli-Sforza, L. L. (2001). The phylogeography of Y chromosome binary haplotypes and the origins of modern human populations." The American Journal of Human Genetics. 65 (Pt 1): 43–62.

Chapter 1


  1. Human Origins Project. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  2. The Story of Africa. BBC


Senegalese Scholar Cheikh Anta Diop. Photo courtesy of Molefi K. Asante