TODAY’S LLECTURE 101: AFRICA IN AUTHENTIC WORLD HISTORY:

THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE AND AFRICAN PREHISTORY:

BEGINNING WITH GEOLOGICAL PERIODS:

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The time-scale of evolution:

Geological periods of time: [Modified after Harland and ohers, 1982]

Priscoan Eon – 4600 Million Years Ago:

African Pre-history began during the Archean Eon (4000 – 2400 Million Years Ago) during the Proterozoic Era (3.7 Billion – .6 billion Years Ago),

THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE:

Azoic Eon:

Archean eon – 4000 Million Years Ago:

The earliest period of earth=s history: 4.6 billion years ago:
AThe Archean eon comprises 43%of our planet=s history. The earth and the rest of the solar system are 4.6 billion years old and the first photosynthetic organisms arose earlier than about 3 billion years ago. [Milner 1990: 23]

THE AGE OF THE EARTH:

AGE OF THE SEAS – ENCYCLOPEDIA

JAMES TREFIL

Richard Milner, The Encyclopedia of Evolution: Humanity=s Search for Its Origins (Henry Holt And Company: New York, 1990), p. 23

Origin of Oceans – Life in the Seas:

The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, General Editor James Trefil, a noted physicist and author and professor of physics at George Mason University and co-author of The Dictionary Of Cultural Literacy and the author of 101 Things You Don=t Know About Science And No One Else Does Either; and contributing editors Harold Morowitz, a biophysicist and professor of biology at George Mason University who has published widely on popular topics in science; and Paul Ceruzzi, Curator of Aerospace Electronics And Computing at The Smithsonia=s National Air And Space Museum, and the author of two books on computing, including The History Of Modern Computing, and has served as a consultant for two BBC Television Series on computing and science (Routledge: New York, London), 2001, indicated:

AOceans, origin and evolution of: the origin of the oceans, which cover more than three-quarters of earth=s surface, dates back to Earth;s formation 4.6 billion years ago.
Oceans

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About Harold L Carter

Bachelor of Science, Columbia University Masters degree, Ohio State University Undergraduate National Officer, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Eastern Asst Vice President, when a student at Columbia University Profile Photograph: Mom & Me, when I was a graduate student
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