The continent of Africa is three times bigger than the United States. This vast landmass provides a varied landscape of forests, river valleys, deserts and grasslands. Over the centuries, many different peoples and cultures have made Africa their home. Indeed, it is believed by many archeologists that Africa is the birthplace of the human race. Early African peoples did not usually leave a written record. Instead, they passed on their histories through oral traditions and stories.
This lack of written histories has made the task of studying these peoples more difficult. Archeologists have had to learn as much as they can by collecting these oral traditions and by studying ancient artifacts.
The home is not the one tame place in the world of adventure. It is the one wild place in the world of rules and set tasks.
G. K. Chesterton
The term ''saved by the bell'' originated in England, where a fear of being buried alive, led to the tradition of tying a string to the wrist of the dead that led to a bell. 1 out of 25 people during that time where ''saved by the bell''.