Foundations of African Society (History Honours Course 2007)

Jeff Guy is currently lecturing this History Honours course (HIST704HC) at UKZN.
Course description:
The Press, the Heritage and Tourism industry, and uncritical nationalism enthusiastically promote the idea of South Africa generally and the World Heritage Site at Sterkfontein in particular as 'The Cradle of Humankind'. This course uses evidence from microbiology, linguistics, archaeology and history to get beyond the hype. By firmly situating our study of race, evolution, genetics, technology and art within a time scale of millions rather than hundreds of years, we examine critically different ideas on African origins. In the process, we confront that urgent and controversial contemporary question, 'What is African?'

For more information, contact
Jeff Guy (Lecturer)
Justine Wintjes (Research Assistant)
You can view the course posters below: