Synopsis by Alice Day
While Africa's history was not preserved in alphabet or picture-writing, its rich past is intact and lives on through an oral history, passing from generation to generation. Archaeologists use the stories, combining them with artifacts and ruins, and are able to reach conclusions about life in ancient Africa. Ancient Civilizations for Kids: Ancient Africa features Arizona Smith and his young detective-in-training friend, as they reveal details about the continent, specifically the kingdoms of Great Zimbabwe and the Swahili. This series includes discussion questions and recommended books.