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  Cradle of Humanity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is important to note that the term "Cradle of Humanity" is not necessarily interchangeable with or identical in meaning to the expressions "Cradle of Civilization", "origin of man", or "birthplace of mankind" for those who use these phrases.
While the role of Homo habilis in human evolution is still not settled, its discovery by the distinguished team of Louis Leakey, John Napier, and Phillip Tobias did result in Tanzania being regarded as the "cradle of humanity" for at least two decades.
The expression "Cradle of Humanity" is frequently used by persons opposed to the expression "Middle East" when that term would seem too ambiguous in their opinion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cradle_of_Humanity   (2440 words)

  
 Cradle of Humanity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Since 2002, however, several groups of prominent paleontologists have begun to challenge East Africa's position as the evolutionary "cradle of humanity", most notably due to recent research in connection with the Liujiang hominid of China, the Dmanisi fossils of Georgia and the Mungo Man fossils in Australia.
The radius of 1,000 miles from Eden as the limit of the Cradle of Humanity may have been "fixed" by early Arab Christians who were the dominant inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Syria and Egypt from the second century well into the ninth century, even after Muslim conquest of the region.
Some cultural historians in the self-described "Cradle of Humanity States" (see map above) also find the thinking behind the terms Near East, Middle East and Far East offensive, since they are vestiges of British colonialism; a period when such expressions where coined based on the distance between England and the region in question.
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 Testimonials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As The Cradle of Humanity moves forward, the clarity and precision of Frank Terry’s descriptions of its action, places, and key objects lead the reader through lifelike worlds one could scarcely imagine.
The Cradle of Humanity has been read and enjoyed by every member of my household, and I would recommend it to individuals of all age groups.
The Cradle of Humanity begins as a thorough lesson in biblical history and suddenly turns into a present-day, action-packed adventure.
www.frankterry.com   (585 words)

  
 Cradle of Civilization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cradle of rivers is a title claimed by many regions of the world, but is most often applied by Western and Middle Eastern educated scholars to the ancient city states of Mesopotamia.
There are four rivers that scholars cite as being possible sites for the 'Cradle of Civilization.' They are: the Tigris-Euphrates in modern day Iraq, the Nile in Africa, the Indus in South Asia, and the Huang-He-Yangtze in China.
The convergence of the Tigris and Euphraetes Rivers produced rich fertile soil and a supply of water for irrigation causing this particular region to be referred to as the Fertile Crescent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cradle_of_Civilization   (227 words)

  
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The fact that the WSSD was held at the Cradle of Humanity therefore highlighted the need for the Summit to restore the balance between human activity and environmental protection.
We cannot but be proud that as a country we are this Cradle of Humanity, a fact that is confirmed by new discoveries about the evolution of the human species.
We cannot both be the Cradle of Humanity and tolerate any situation in which any members of this humanity continue to be denied their identity and dignity.
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/anctoday/2002/text/at39.txt   (3340 words)

  
 The Cradle will fall...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Like the baby stuck in the cradle, perched precariously on a bough, the Iraqi people, along with this current state of "non-war" are about to come crashing down.
The thinking of the Bush administration seems to be that after a massive military assault, unprovoked in the eyes of millions, the United States will rid Iraq of Saddam, liberate the people and help establish a new kind of Arabic nation where people have the same freedom and liberties that the Americans hold so dear.
But millions around the world fear that pushing the cradle out of the tree may ultimately be far more damaging to the baby inside, than if another, more peaceful solution were sought for getting back down to earth safely.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article2259.htm   (516 words)

  
 The Cradle of Humanity - The MIT Press
The Cradle of Humanity: Prehistoric Art and Culture collects essays and lectures by Georges Bataille spanning 30 years of research in anthropology, comparative religion, aesthetics, and philosophy.
For Bataille, prehistory is universal history; it is the history of a human community prior to its fall into separation, into nations and races.
Prehistory is the cradle of humanity, the birth of tragedy.
mitpress.mit.edu /catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=10472&mlid=510   (248 words)

  
 Opening Statement by South Africa at the World Summit on Sustainable Development- 26 August 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The fact that we have convened at this cradle of humanity, emphasises the obligation we all face to respond with all seriousness and with a sense of urgency to adopt a meaningful Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, in the interests of all humanity and our common planet.
A global human society based on poverty for many and prosperity for a few, characterised by islands of wealth, surrounded by a sea of poverty, is unsustainable.
The tragic result of this is the avoidable increase in human misery and ecological degradation, including the growth of the gap between North and South.
www.un.org /events/wssd/statements/openingsaE.htm   (1450 words)

  
 ESA - Aurora Exploration Programme - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
Russian-born scientist and mathematician Konstantin Tsiolkovsky is often referred to as the father of astronautics and human spaceflight.
His visionary ideas for the future of humanity in space were far ahead of his time.
It is Tsiolkovsky who first determined that the escape velocity from the Earth into orbit was 8 km/second and that this could be achieved by using a multi-stage rocket fueled by liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen.
www.esa.int /SPECIALS/Aurora/SEMCLJ1A6BD_0.html   (482 words)

  
 Could Asia have been the cradle of humanity? - The Boston Globe
There isn't much question that modern humans came out of Africa, probably in several waves of migration over the past 100,000 years.
Until recently the only fossils of anthropoids -- the creatures at the base of the branch of the evolutionary tree that gave rise to primates, including humans -- were found at a place called the Fayum in Egypt.
Compared to the evidence found in Egypt, the Asian evidence is ''very incomplete," and less easily interpreted as bearing definite anthropoid characteristics, said John Fleagle, distinguished professor of anatomy at State University of New York at Stony Brook.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2005/07/05/could_asia_have_been_the_cradle_of_humanity   (678 words)

  
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What he found was "Taung Child," the one million-year-old skull of a small child with characteristics of both apes and human.
The most likely date for the appearance of early modern humans in North Africa is between 70,000 and 40,000 years ago, as represented by the finds at the Dar-es-Soltane II cave site (Morocco).
Modern humans originated solely in Africa, and radiated to the Middle East and then to Europe, supplanting the Neanderthals living in these regions.
www.zkdigital.com /sites/afad/cradle.htm   (460 words)

  
 Ethiopia, cradle of humanity
Bilen, Ethiopia - Scientists describe Ethiopia as the cradle of humanity.
It is home to perhaps the most famous prehistoric remains ever found, and the world's oldest human remains.
Dr Theodros Atlabachew, the national co-ordinator of Ethiopia's cultural heritage preservation project at the tourism commission, conceded that tourism was in its infancy, but by developing the relevant skills and infrastructure available to the industry enormous revenues could accrue from it.
www.news24.com /News24/Africa/Features/0,,2-11-37_1471488,00.html   (914 words)

  
 WORKMAN PUBLISHING NEW YORK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in the cradle forever, said Russian rocket pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovksy in 1899; his words introduce this lavish and exhilarating vision of the time when man will not merely explore space, but actually live there.
The full-color paintings depict the human adventure in the cosmos, with habitats and colonies offering the comforts of home, way stations and solar collectors turning vastness into territory, and robot "astronauts" that allow the journey into the unknown go deeper and deeper.
He is an internationally known scientist, writer, and painter, and winner of the first Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society.
www.workman.com /catalog/pagemaker.cgi?0894807706   (204 words)

  
 Humanity's future in the universe - Astronomy.com Forums
Despite the apparent rapid technological advances of the last 100 years, it is my believe that we as humans (most) have regressed in ability, adaptability, sustainability, psycological development, and integrity.
If humanity has any long-term future in the universe we must find new dynamics of interaction both with each other and the world(s) we inhabit.
These are actual human bodies, literally cut away in different ways to show you the actual insides.
www.astronomy.com /ASY/CS/forums/ShowPost.aspx?PageIndex=13&PostID=286149   (2041 words)

  
 SparkNotes: Cat's Cradle: Chapters 73-81
When Newt awoke, he told John that the painting was a cat's cradle, one of humanity's oldest games.
Julian explained that he perceived all humanity as worthless and repulsive, despite all its creations and so-called "knowledge." Newt agreed, so Julian threw his painting off the terrace into the waterfall.
Cat's Cradle is a game of no meaning, of no value, and yet, it is beloved among children, its name accepted despite its ridiculous absence of fact.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/catscradle/section7.rhtml   (1308 words)

  
 Why go to mars? Earth is only humanity's cradle!
If this discovery could be confirmed by finding actual fossils on the Martian surface, it would, by implication, suggest that our universe is filled with life and probably intelligence as well.
From the point of view on humanity learning its true place in the universe, this would be the most important enlightenment since Copernicus.
Today we have the opportunity to be the parents, the founders, the shapers of a new branch of the human family.
www.geocities.com /marsterraforming/why.html   (434 words)

  
 Could Asia Have Been The Cradle Of Humanity?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As a matter of fact, controverted human artifacts have been found at such sites as Calico Hills, California, which are claimed to be much older than 50,000 years.
During the next 3 million years, up to approx 4mya, the new chimpanzee evolved into a bipedal long distance running primate that was capable of covering the distance from Africa to China or Spain in a single season; probably while trailing a herd of animals.
Most likely, the origin of humans comes from the earliest group of bipedal primates to come out of Africa well over 4mya because they would be the group that thereafter interbred amongst themselves without ever crossbreeding back with the chimpanzees.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1437808/posts   (5260 words)

  
 Cradle of Humanity - THE GLOBAL TRIP 2004
DAY 217: Ethiopia lies in a region known as the Cradle of Humanity, the corner of the globe where it is speculated that Mankind was born -- this speculation is supported by paleontological evidence.
A majority of the museum was dedicated to artifacts of Ethiopia's culture and historical past, but the star of the show was the more recently redesigned paleontological exhibition in the basement.
With that said, I suppose that means the Cradle of Humanity is also the Cradle of Starbucks.
blogs.bootsnall.com /theglobaltrip/updates/002648.shtml   (3392 words)

  
 Duke Paleoanthropology Field School in South Africa
The program, directed by Associate Professor Steven Churchill of Duke University, gives students hands-on training in the field of paleoanthropology while conducting excavation and survey in a variety of paleontological contexts.
Plovers Lake is located in the “Cradle of Humankind” world heritage site.
Approximately one and a half weeks will be spent excavating for fossils of early (Late Cretaceous and Paleocene) primates in the Pafuri Triangle of the Northern Kruger Park.
www.baa.duke.edu /fieldschool/index.html   (391 words)

  
 ANC Today - Volume 2, No 39, 27 September 2002
Letter from the President: We, who live in the cradle of humanity, are one people
We, who live in the cradle of humanity, are one people
Our country is therefore in the unique position that it is both the Cradle of Humanity and is home to the great variety of people of various colours and races who evolved out of the original homo sapiens that originated in our country.
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/anctoday/2002/at39.htm   (3413 words)

  
 Futuraspace Consulting Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
He would learn that humans have come to use space for all aspects of life on this planet: from transmission of entertainment television to growing crystals used in the curing of disease; from taking pictures of the farthest galaxies in the universe to taking pictures of individual homes in our neighborhoods.
He would smile, knowing that a small crew of humans now live permanently in outer space, and it is now a sought-after tourist destination.
Upon hearing of the preparations for the first human Mars mission, he would think that we have left our cradle, indeed.
www.futuraspace.com   (310 words)

  
 RedOrbit - Science - Climate Change Threatens Humanity's Cradle Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Climate change in Africa prodded mankind's distant ancestors along their evolutionary path as forests gave way to grasslands, forcing early humans into an open environment where it appears stone tools and long strides first developed.
Rising sea temperatures are also among the threats seen to the coral reefs off Africa's lush east coast, the life-blood of poor coastal communities dependent upon fisheries and tourism.
And this tragedy of the weather is unfolding across the continent where climate change gave birth to modern humans.
www.redorbit.com /news/display?id=158358&source=r_science   (764 words)

  
 Bible Study - The Cradle of Humanity
You might say that it has been making headlines right from "Day 1" - The Garden Of Eden, where Adam and Eve were placed at the beginning of Bible History (see also The Creation Of Adam And Eve), was somewhere in the area of those two rivers (Genesis 2:10-14).
The area was actually the "cradle of humanity" twice, once from the Garden of Eden, and again after the Flood.
After The Flood, the region was first ruled and developed by Nimrod, "the mighty hunter before The Lord" (Genesis 10:8-12).
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/20020612.htm   (354 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Tanzania, Ethiopia origin for humans
A genetic study has shown that the oldest known human DNA lineages are those of East Africans.
Dr Tishkoff said Ethiopia was also a good candidate for the region where modern humans evolved.
Some of the oldest modern human archaeological sites in Africa are in the south of the continent.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/2909803.stm   (540 words)

  
 Africa: Birthplace of Humanity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This historical evidence is found in the bits of bone and fossil remains of Humanity's ancient African ancestors.
It is clearly recorded in the rock and cave paintings and shattered pottery pieces, scattered all over the continent, by the world's first artists who captured early human conduct.
This unfolding saga of the human experience in Africa reveals and points to a series of startling discoveries in Olduvai Gorge in Tanganyika and Kenya that scientifically supports the belief that early humanity originated in East Africa millions of years ago and then spread with his tools and early culture to Asia and Europe.
nbufront.org /html/MastersMuseums/LenJeffries/BirthplaceOfHumanity.html   (496 words)

  
 THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF HUMANITY AND CIVILIZATION: KEYNOTE ADDRESS FOR AFRICA DAY 2000 COMMEMORATION
Our concern is not only with Africa as the cradle of human culture, but as the birthplace and the cradle of humanity itself.
This was apparently done for at least two basic reasons: the ancient presence in Asia of all three major human ethnic types (Black, White, and Yellow); and the discovery of Homo erectus in Asia at a time when Africa had not yet become a significant target for palaeontological excavations.
It was, first of all, hailed as the earliest evidence of humans in the Americas, and, secondly, it was clearly of an Afro-Australoid type.
www.cwo.com /~lucumi/humanity.html   (11392 words)

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