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  Sextus Julius Africanus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sextus Julius Africanus, a Christian traveller and historian of the 3rd century, was probably born in Libya, and may have served under Septimius Severus against the Osrhoenians in AD 195.
Little is known of his personal history, except that he lived at Emmaus, and that he went on an embassy to the emperor Elagabalus to ask for the restoration of the town, which had fallen into ruins.
Neander suggests that it was written by Africanus before he had devoted himself to religious subjects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sextus_Julius_Africanus   (412 words)

  
 Proconsul africanus
Proconsul africanus had a dental formula of 2:1:2:3 on both the upper and lower jaws (Fleagle, 1988).
Proconsul africanus was found on the continent of Africa and occurred during the early Miocene (Fleagle, 1988).
Davis, P.R. and Napier, J.R. A Reconstruction of the Skull of Proconsul africanus.
members.tripod.com /cacajao/proconsul_africanus.html   (391 words)

  
 Africanus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Africanus is a cognomen of ancient Rome associated with the gens Scipio, especially Scipio Major and his grandson (by adoption) Scipio Minor, who were major players in the Punic Wars against Carthage.
It may also refer to Leo Africanus (1488–1554).
This page was last modified 01:10, 5 March 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Africanus   (76 words)

  
 Agapanthus africanus
Sometimes Agapanthus africanus is still referred to as Agapanthus umbellatus and many laypersons as well as nurserymen confuse Agapanthus africanus with Agapanthus praecox, which is a popular, easily grown species.
africanus are thick in texture and the flowers are open faced and range in colour from light to mainly deep blue.
A africanus subspecies africanus is not suitable as a garden plant except in rockeries.
www.plantzafrica.com /plantab/agapanafric.htm   (833 words)

  
 Australopithecus africanus
africanus was bipedal due to the position of the foramen magnum, and was vindicated by later finds, such as STS 14, which showed unequivocally that africanus was an obligate biped.
Most postcrania material attributed to africanus is well within the range of variation of the afarensis material, however, the limb proportions may be different.
Walker and M. Wolpoff claim that the africanus chewing pattern is similar to modern hunter-gatherer groups, with the molars and premolars designed to last a lifetime of wear and tear (the oldest individuals dying at about the time they have no crowns left in their mouth - max age about 35).
www.modernhumanorigins.net /africanus.html   (1541 words)

  
 Australopithecus africanus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Austalopithecus africanus was first discovered by Raymond Dart in 1925.
This skull, commonly known as the Taung Child, for Taung South Africa where it was found, is perhaps the best preserved fossil of A. africanus known.
Astralopithecus africanus has a somewhat dish shaped facial structure with teeth that are relatively large compared to modern humans.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Lab/8932/africanus.html   (237 words)

  
 JewishEncyclopedia.com - SEXTUS, JULIUS AFRICANUS:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He places Moses 1,020 years before the first Olympiad, a date probably derived from Justus of Tiberias, from whose lost history much has been preserved by Africanus; and it is to this source that are to be traced various statements of facts found in Africanus' history and parallel to those given by Josephus.
In connection with the Biblical stories Africanus relates many legends whose origin may in part be found in the Apocalypses and the Midrashim.
The penetration that Africanus displays in proving this letter to be a forgery has earned for him the reputation of a sound Bible critic.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=510&letter=S   (614 words)

  
 Human Ancestors Hall: Austalopithecus africanus
The Transvaal region of South Africa was the home to the species Australopithecus africanus, which lived 3.3 to 2.5 million years ago.
This species was the first of the australopiths to be described; Raymond Dart named the genus and species in 1925 after his discovery of the famous Taung child.
africanus to the "robust" early human species of southern Africa, Paranthropus robustus.
www.mnh.si.edu /anthro/humanorigins/ha/afri.html   (318 words)

  
 Evolution: Humans: Origins of Humankind
Australopithecus africanus was nearly identical in body and brain size to A.
africanus were much larger than modern human teeth, they are still more similar to ours than to the teeth of apes.
africanus were also fully rounded in front, like those of modern humans, and their canine teeth were smaller on average than those of A.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/evolution/humans/humankind/f.html   (244 words)

  
 Cranium Information for A. Africanus
africanus suggest that the average size was about 440 cc., less than a third of the 1,350 to 1,400 cc average for modern humans.
africanus, it is possible to identify this group of fossils as part of a likely continuum where the development of the postcranial skeleton for upright bipedalism and the modification of the dentition for an omnivorous diet were main trends.
africanus does have larger premolars and molars relative to the size of the front teeth.
www.mc.maricopa.edu /dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/origins/hominid_journey/africanus3.html   (669 words)

  
 Australopithecus africanus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although numerous specimens of this gracile australopithecine were recovered from South African cave deposits, an absolute date could not be assigned to their antiquity until specimens were recovered from Olduvai Gorge that could be dated in relation to dateable volcanic tuffs from Bed I. Dates derived from these specimens indicate A.
africanus was adapted to a very general diet, rather than a highly specialized one.
africanus is believed to be fully bipedal based on its skeletal morphology.
www.anth.ucsb.edu /faculty/stsmith/classes/anth3/courseware/Hominids/06_A_africanus.html   (204 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Julius Africanus
Julius Africanus is the father of Christian chronography.
The statement that Julius Africanus was a bishop does not appear till the fourth century.
This is directly contradicted by Eusebius in his "Chronicle" (H.E., VI, 31): "Africanus (the author of the 'Chronographia'), writer of the composed Embroideries" (Gk.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08565a.htm   (1121 words)

  
 Leo Africanus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Leo Africanus is a splendid example of the passage of men and of intellectual elements between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
The experiences of Leo Africanus clearly prove that the religious, ethnic, and cultural borders between the Islamic and Christian worlds were not insuperable even in the distant past—and nor should they become insuperable in the near future either.
The originality of Leo Africanus lies in the fact that he wrote his work in Europe, and was most influential there, despite the man himself belonged intellectually to the Arab world.
www.uta.fi /~hipema/leo.htm   (11053 words)

  
 Hassan Al Wazzan aka Leo Africanus
On the contrary, the student holders of diplomas from this university were considered to have attained a high level of maturation thanks to the development of mind and talent allowing them to overcome the challenges in the scientific disciplines and to master the most arduous of literary texts.
One can imagine Leo Africanus in the midst of trying to recollect events from his past prior to launching himself into a causerie; a chat that would have so impassioned his host that the latter would have proposed to put to ink the information evoked so it could be preserved in the Vatican Library.
Amongst the publications by Leo Africanus of which we know only the titles, it is necessary to cite an Arabic-Hebrew-Latin dictionary a copy of which is preserved at the Escorial monastery near Madrid, a grammar book, another on linguistics, and another written in Latin dedicated to the biographies of large number of Islamic notables.
www.said-hajji.com /en/book-leo.html   (4733 words)

  
 Ausralopithecus africanus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The characteristic difference between the Ausrtalopithicus afarenis and africanus is the height and brain capacity.
The height of the africanus is 1.4 m and the brain capacity is approximately 400 - 600 cc.
Sticks, and stones were most likely used to gather food by the Australopithecus africanus.
hannover.park.org /Canada/Museum/man/africanus.html   (87 words)

  
 Long Foreground - Species Timeline -Australopithecus africanus - 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Australopithicus africanus is both larger in body size and brain than the earlier A.
africanus as a direct ancestor of human beings, while others see this species as representing a related or branch line of hominids--"cousins" of ancestral humans, who evolved, thrived for a time, and then disappeared about 1 million years ago.
africanus on the right shows the species' erect posture and bi-pedalism, and it places tools (weapons) of wood and bone in this male speciman's hands.
www.wsu.edu:8001 /vwsu/gened/learn-modules/top_longfor/timeline/africanus/africanus-b.html   (194 words)

  
 Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (236-184) : Princeps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Once Africanus announced that, if chosen, he would accompany his brother as a Legate, the decision was inevitable.
He therefore sent an envoy to Africanus, offering to return his son (the young Publius Cornelius - eldest son of Africanus - had been captured by the Seleucids early in the war) and to endow him with unimaginable riches, if only Africanus would broker a peace.
But whether or not the course of events were planned and prepared by Africanus (as might be suggested by the illness episode and Frontinus), is impossible to know.
www.fenrir.dk /history/bios/scipio/princeps.php   (2018 words)

  
 Africanus, Sextus Julius articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Africanus, Sextus Julius AFRICANUS, SEXTUS JULIUS [Africanus, Sextus Julius], c.160-c.240, Christian historian.
His work, covering the history of Egypt from legendary times to 323 BC, is written in Greek and is known to us only through the later works of Josephus, Sextus Julius Africanus, and Eusebius.
Look up Africanus, Sextus Julius on HighBeam Research.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/34022.html   (120 words)

  
 Scipio Africanus Jones
Named after a Roman general, Scipio Africanus Jones was born into slavery, probably late 1863.
Scipio Africanus Jones after a distinguished legal career as lawyer and judge died in 1943..
Twenty-seven fl lawyers were admitted to the state bar between 1891 and 1923, a period defined by increasingly difficult race relations and strengthening segregation.
www.nathanielturner.com /scipioafricanusjones.htm   (1568 words)

  
 LiveScience.com - New Clues to Prehuman Diets
The small, slender Australopithecus africanus, which lived between two and three million years ago, appear to have eaten mostly soft foods like fleshy fruits, young leaves and perhaps some meat.
africanus, but lived about two million years ago and had much larger, flatter teeth, a thicker jaw and bigger, heavier chewing muscles.
africanus lived in Southern Africa between 2 million and 3 million years ago and ate mostly soft foods like fleshy fruits, leaves and meat.
www.livescience.com /humanbiology/050803_hominid_teeth.html   (631 words)

  
 African wild ass - Equus africanus: More Information - ARKive
The short, smooth coat is a light grey to fawn colour, fading to white on the undersides and legs (2).
Both subspecies have a dark stripe across their back and the Somali wild ass (Equus africanus somalicus) also has horizontally striped legs like those of a zebra (2).
The ears are large and bordered by fl whilst the thick, upright mane is also fl at the tip (2).
www.arkive.org /species/GES/mammals/Equus_africanus/more_info.html   (650 words)

  
 Dentition Information for A. Africanus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
africanus teeth is still striking in contrast to our teeth, which are much smaller.
africanus are more parallel rather than being parabolic in shape like ours.
africanus dentition is closer to ours than any previous hominid and more in line with that of early Homo that will follow.
www.mc.maricopa.edu /dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/origins/hominid_journey/africanus4.html   (171 words)

  
 A. Africanus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first Australopithecus africanus was discovered by Raymond Dart in 1925.
Australopithecus africanus has a cranial capacity of between 435cc and 530cc, and the average cranial capacity of 450cc.
When compared to Australopithecus afarensis, Australopithecus africanus is less prognathous with a more rounded jaw and larger back teeth and canines.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/biology/humanevolution/africanus.html   (200 words)

  
 Eriocephalus africanus
Eriocephalus africanus is found mostly on clay and granite slopes throughout the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Namaqualand.
Along this wide distribution Eriocephalus africanus is very variable, especially when comparing plants growing in the salty air along the coast with those growing under much drier conditions inland.
The root system is well developed with a taproot that can penetrate the soil to a depth of 6 m, and lateral roots that extend about 2 m around the plant and are closer to the surface.
www.plantzafrica.com /plantefg/eriocephafr.htm   (730 words)

  
 Australopithecus africanus
In an artcile he wrote for the magazing "Nature", Dart made the highly controversial statement, in that claimed his find to have been a descendent of humanity.
Upon being joined in his research by one, Robert Broom, the duo were to uncover further examples of this specimen that they were to name Australopithecus africanus.
africanus lived throughout Southern Africa from dates ranging between 2.3 to 3.3 million years.
www.msu.edu /~heslipst/contents/ANP440/africanus.htm   (269 words)

  
 Long Foreground - Species Timeline -Australopithecus africanus - 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first discovery of an early hominid species in Africa was by Raymond Dart, pictured at left, who found this well preserved skull of a juvenile in South Africa in 1924.
Dart named this newly discovered species Australopthicus africanus, or "Southern Ape of Africa." This speciman of a child, often called the "Taung Baby," after the site in which it was discovered, preserves remarkable physical details.
An imprint of the brain case is preserved in limestone, and the foramen magnum, the opening in the skull through which the spinal cord attaches to the brain, indicates that this creature walked upright like human beings.
www.wsu.edu:8001 /vwsu/gened/learn-modules/top_longfor/timeline/africanus/africanus-a.html   (158 words)

  
 The Ancient Egypt Site - Manetho, Egypt's Most Famous Historian
Psamtek I of the 26th Dynasty is assigned a rule of 54 years by Africanus and 45 by Eusebius...
Soon after the original composition, the Aegyptiaca was epitomised, probably by extracting a framework of kings to which clung the occasional historical statement.
Africanus knew and used the epitomised Aegyptiaca, while Eusebius quoted from Africanus and from a version of the Epitome altered by the Hellenistic Jews for religious purposes.
www.ancient-egypt.org /glossary/people/manetho.html   (797 words)

  
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The passage in Africanus occurs in the discussion as to the darkness that accompanied the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Julius Africanus, born in Jerusalem, was a contemporary and friend of Origen.
It seems clear to me now, in the context of the historiographical stature of both Thallus and Julius Africanus, that this early piece of scholarly evidence has EQUAL or GREATER credibility to even the official history of Tacitus or the official correspondence of Pliny (to be examined later).
www.christian-thinktank.com /jrthal.html   (3425 words)

  
 Scipio Africanus Major. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 202, Hannibal crossed to Africa and tried to make peace, but Scipio’s demands were so extreme that war resulted; Scipio defeated Hannibal at Zama (202), returned home in triumph, and retired from public life.
He was named Africanus after the country he conquered.
His pride aggravated the hatred of his enemies, especially Cato the Elder, who accused the Scipio family of receiving bribes in the campaign against Antiochus III in which Scipio had accompanied (190) his brother.
www.bartleby.com /65/sc/ScipAfMjr.html   (322 words)

  
 Scipio Africanus (Scipio the African): The Defeat of Hannibal
Scipio Africanus (Scipio the African): The Defeat of Hannibal
The result is a film of soaring historical pageantry (and occasionally arch melodrama), reverberating with the aesthetics and ideals of fascist Italy.
In response, Rome's politicians argue and dither, until the general Scipio Africanus steps forth with a bold plan: a lightning strike by sea against Carthage itself.
www.ihffilm.com /scipafdefofh.html   (558 words)

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