Peoples, Places, and Human History

Human existence, our beginnings, trace back to Africa. For over a million years, we have traveled within and away from our homeland. Those travels have built upon one another and created our modern cultures. In this section, we explore the basics of the peoples and places that are the foundations of human history and pre-history. We seek to understand them. For by knowing them, we begin to know ourselves.

Afghanistan – A Place

Afghanistan is officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. It is a country in central Asia ... Read More

Albania – A Place

Albania is officially the Republic of Albania. It is a country in southeastern Europe ... Read More

Algeria – A Place

Algeria is officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria. It is a country in North Africa. It sits between Morocco and Tunisia. It borders the Mediterranean Sea ... Read More

Andorra – A Place

Andorra is officially the Principality of Andorra. It is a country in Southern or Southwestern Europe. Southwestern Europe. It is located in the Pyrenees mountains on the border between France and Spain ... Read More

Angola – A Place

Angola is officially the Republic of Angola. It is a country along the west coast of Middle or Southern Africa. It is located between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo. It borders the South Atlantic Ocean ... Read More

Antigua and Barbuda – A Place

Antigua and Barbuda is a country in the West Indies. The West Indies are part of the Caribbean. Antigua and Barbuda is made-up of two major islands and several smaller ones ... Read More

Argentina – A Place

Argentina is officially named the Argentine Republic. It is a country in South America. Located to the far south, it borders the South Atlantic Ocean. It lies between Chile and Uruguay ... Read More

Armenia – A Place

Armenia is officially the Republic of Armenia. It is a country in Western Asia or Southwestern Asia. Located, between Turkey and Azerbaijan, Armenia views itself as part of Europe. However, geo-politically, it can be classified as falling within Europe, the Middle East, or both ... Read More

Aruba – A Place

Aruba is an island in the Caribbean Sea of Central America. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Aruba has a tropical marine climate with little seasonal temperature variation. The land is open and flat with few hills. Plant growth is sparse ... Read More

Australia – A place

Australia is both a country and a continent. More broadly, it is part of Oceania. The climate of Australia is arid to semiarid. It is temperate in the south and east and tropical in the north. Most of the land is low plateau with deserts. There are fertile plains in ... Read More

Austria – A Place

Austria is a country in Western Europe. Landlocked, it shares boarders with Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland. To the west and south lie the Alps ... Read More

Azerbaijan – A Place

Azerbaijan is officially the Republic of Azerbaijan. It is a country in Western or Southwestern Asia. Some consider it part of the South Caucasus region. Bordering the Caspian Sea, it is located between Iran and Russia. There is a small European portion north of the Caucasus range ... Read More

Bahrain – A Place

Bahrain is officially the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is an island nation ... Read More

Bangladesh – A Place

Bangladesh is officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh. It is located in South Asia ... Read More

Barbados – A Place

Barbados is an island nation in the Caribbean. It is a British independent commonwealth ... Read More

Bedouin – A People

The Bedouin people are from around the Arabian Peninsula. They live in regions in North Africa, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan ... Read More

Belarus – A Place

Belarus is officially the Republic of Belarus. It is a country in eastern Europe ... Read More

Belgium – A Place

Belgium is a country in western Europe ... Read More

Belize – A Place

Belize is a country in Central America. It is located on the eastern coast ... Read More

Benin – A Place

Benin is a country in Western Africa. It sits between Nigeria and Togo. It borders the Bight of Benin. Other bordering nations are Burkina Faso and Niger ... Read More

Bhutan – A Place

Bhutan is officially the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is a country in South Asia ... Read More

Bolivia – A Place

Bolivia is a country in South America. Its geography includes the Andes Mountains, the Atacama Desert, and Amazon Basin rain-forest ... Read More

Bosnia and Herzegovina – A Place

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in the southeast of Europe ... Read More

Botswana – A Place

Botswana is a country in the far south of Africa. Its geography includes the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta ... Read More

Brazil – A Place

Brazil is officially the Federative Republic of Brazil. It is a country in South America ... Read More

Bulgaria – A Place

Bulgaria is officially the Republic of Bulgaria. It is a country in southeastern Europe ... Read More

Burkina Faso – A Place

Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa. Most of the land is plateau ... Read More

Burundi – A Place

Burundi is officially the Republic of Burundi. It is a country in East Africa ... Read More

Cabo Verde – A Place

Cabo Verde is an island nation off the coast of Northwest Africa. It is made up of volcanic islands ... Read More

Cameroon – A Place

Cameroon is officially the Republic of Cameroon. It is a central African country on the west coastline of Africa ... Read More

Canada – A Place

Canada is a country in North America. It reaches from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This includes many habitats and climate zones ... Read More

Central African Republic – Place

Central African Republic is a country. Located in Central Africa, it has a tropical climate ... Read More

Central Europe – A Region

Central Europe is a region in Europe ... Read More

Chad – A Place

Chad is officially the Republic of Chad. It is a country in north-central Africa ... Read More

Chile – A Place

Chile is officially the Republic of Chile. It is a country in South America ... Read More

Colombia – A Place

Colombia is officially the Republic of Colombia. It is a country in South America ... Read More

Comoros – A Place

Comoros is officially the Union of the Comoros. It is an island country off the coast of Africa ... Read More

Costa Rica – A Place

Costa Rica is officially the Republic of Costa Rica. It is a country in Central America ... Read More

Croatia – A Place

Croatia is officially the Republic of Croatia. It is a country located in the south-east of Europe ... Read More

Cuba – A Place

Cuba is officially the Republic of Cuba. It is an island nation located of the coast of Central America ... Read More

Cyprus – A Place

Cyprus is officially the Republic of Cyprus. It is an island nation located in the Mediterranean sea ... Read More

Czech Republic – A Place

The Czech Republic is a country in Eastern Europe. It has a continental climate ... Read More

Democratic Republic of the Congo – A Place

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in central Africa. It was formerly known as Zaire ... Read More

Denmark – A Place

Denmark is officially the Kingdom of Denmark. It is a country in northwestern Europe ... Read More

Dominica – A Place

Dominica is officially the Commonwealth of Dominica. It is an island nation off the coast of Central America ... Read More

Dominican Republic – A Place

The Dominican Republic is an island nation. It is located on the island of Hispaniola off the coast of Central America ... Read More

Ecuador – A Place

Ecuador is officially the Republic of Ecuador. It is a country in South America ... Read More

El Salvador – A Place

El Salvador is officially the Republic of El Salvador. It is a country in Central America ... Read More

Estonia – A Place

Estonia is officially the Republic of Estonia. It is a country in Northern Europe ... Read More

Europe – A Continent

Europe is a continent. It is located in the Northern hemisphere. It is the western part of the Eurasian super continent ... Read More

Finland – A Place

Finland is officially the Republic of Finland. It is a country in Northern Europe ... Read More

France – A Place

France is officially the French Republic. It is a country in Western Europe ... Read More

Georgia – A Place

Georgia is a country in Eastern Europe. It is located in the Caucasus region ... Read More

Germany – A Place

Germany is officially the Federal Republic of Germany. It is a country in Central and Western Europe ... Read More

Greece – A Place

Greece is officially the Hellenic Republic. It is located in Southeastern Europe ... Read More

Grenada – A Place

Grenada is an island nation. It is located on a group of islands off the coast of Central America ... Read More

Guatemala – A Place

Guatemala is officially the Republic of Guatemala. It is a country in Central America ... Read More

Guyana – A Place

Guyana is officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. It is a country in South America ... Read More

Haiti – A Place

Haiti is officially the Republic of Haiti. It is an island nation in Central America ... Read More

Honduras – A Place

Honduras is officially the Republic of Honduras. It is a country in Central America ... Read More

Hungary – A Place

Hungary is a country in Central Europe. The landscape is made up of low hills and mountains ... Read More

Iceland – A Place

Iceland is an island nation in the Atlantic ocean. It is considered part of Europe ... Read More

Ireland – A Place

Ireland is also known as the Republic of Ireland. It is an island nation in Northwestern Europe. It lies to the west of Great Britain. The Republic of Ireland occupies five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean ... Read More

Italy – A Place

Italy is officially the Italian Republic. It is a country in Southern Europe ... Read More

Kazakhstan – A Place

Kazakhstan is officially the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is a country in Central Asia ... Read More

Kosovo – A Place

Kosovo is officially the Republic of Kosovo. It is a country in Southeastern Europe ... Read More

Latvia – A Place

Latvia is officially the Republic of Latvia. It is a country in Europe ... Read More

Liechtenstein – A Place

Liechtenstein is officially the Principality of Liechtenstein. It is a country in Southern Europe ... Read More

Lithuania – A Place

Lithuania is officially the Republic of Lithuania. It is a country in Northern Europe ... Read More

Luxembourg – A Place

Luxembourg is officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is a country in Western Europe ... Read More

Macedonia – A Place

Macedonia is officially the Republic of Macedonia. It is a country in Southeastern Europe ... Read More

Maidu – A People

The Maidu are a native people from North America. They are from northern California and Nevada ... Read More

Malta – A Place

Malta is officially known as the Republic of Malta. It is a country in Southern Europe ... Read More

Mexico – A Place

Mexico is officially the United Mexican States. It is a country in North America ... Read More

Moldova – A Place

Moldova is officially the Republic of Moldova. It is a country in Eastern Europe ... Read More

Monaco – A Place

Monaco is officially the Principality of Monaco. It is a country in Western Europe ... Read More

Montenegro – A Place

Montenegro is a country in Europe. Located on the western Balkan Peninsula, much of the country is high mountain peaks ... Read More

Netherlands – A Place

Netherlands is a country in Northwestern Europe. It has a mild maritime climate ... Read More

Nicaragua – A Place

Nicaragua is officially the Republic of Nicaragua. It is a country in Central America ... Read More

Northeastern Europe – A Region

Northeastern Europe is a region in Europe. It is also known as the Baltic region ... Read More

Northern Europe – A Region

Northern Europe is a region of Europe. It is made up of all or part of the following countries ... Read More

Northwestern Europe – A Region

Northwestern Europe is a region in Europe ... Read More

Norway – A Place

Norway is officially the Kingdom of Norway. It is a country in Northwestern Europe ... Read More

Palau – A Place

Palau is officially the Republic of Palau. It is a country in the western Pacific Ocean ... Read More

Panama – A Place

Panama is officially the Republic of Panama. It is a country in Central America ... Read More

Paraguay – A Place

Paraguay is officially the Republic of Paraguay. It is a country in South America ... Read More

Peru – A Place

Peru is officially the Republic of Peru. It is a country in South America ... Read More

Poland – A Place

Poland is officially the Republic of Poland. It is a country in Europe ... Read More

Portugal – A Place

Portugal is officially the Portuguese Republic. It is a country in Southwestern Europe ... Read More

Romania – A Place

Romania is a country located in Europe. It has a temperate-continental climate ... Read More

Russia – A Place

Russia is officially the Russian Federation. It is a country in Eastern Europe and North Asia ... Read More

Saint Kitts and Nevis – A Place

Saint Kitts and Nevis is an island nation. It is located in the West Indies off the coast of Central America ... Read More

Saint Lucia – A Place

Saint Lucia is an island nation. It is located in the West Indies off the coast of Central America ... Read More

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – A Place

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation. It is located in the West Indies ... Read More

Samoa – A Place

Samoa is an island nation in the central region of the South Pacific Ocean. The two main islands are Savai’i and Upolu ... Read More

San Marino – A Place

San Marino is officially the Republic of San Marino. It is a country in Southern Europe ... Read More

Serbia – A Place

Serbia is officially the Republic of Serbia. It is a country located in Central and Southeast Europe ... Read More

Slovakia – A Place

Slovakia is officially the Slovak Republic. It is a country in Central Europe ... Read More

Slovenia – A Place

Slovenia is officially the Republic of Slovenia. It is a country in Southern Europe ... Read More

Solomon Islands – A Place

Solomon Islands is a nation in the Melanesian region of the South Pacific Ocean ... Read More

Spain – A Place

Spain is officially the Kingdom of Spain. It is a country in Southern Europe ... Read More

Suriname – A Place

Suriname is officially known as the Republic of Suriname. It is a country in South America ... Read More

Sweden – A Place

Sweden is officially the Kingdom of Sweden. It is a country in Northern Europe ... Read More

Switzerland – A Place

Switzerland is officially the Swiss Confederation. It is a country in Central Europe ... Read More

The Bahamas – A Place

The Bahamas are officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. They are an island nation in the Caribbean. They are located southeast of North America toward Central America ... Read More

Tonga – A Place

Tonga is officially the Kingdom of Tonga. It is an island nation located on an archipelago on the South Pacific Ocean ... Read More

Trinidad and Tobago – A Place

Trinidad and Tobagois officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It is a country in the West Indies ... Read More

Turkey – A Place

Turkey is officially the Republic of Turkey. It is a country in Western Asia. A small part of it falls in South Eastern Europe ... Read More

Tuvalu – A Place

Tuvalu is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. It is located about halfway between Australia and Hawaii ... Read More

Ukraine – A Place

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. Most of the country enjoys a temperate climate. An exception is the area along the southern coast of Crimea ... Read More

United States of America – A Place

The United States of America is a country in North America. It is made up of 50 states plus a federal district, territories, and possessions ... Read More

Uruguay – A Place

Uruguay is officially the Oriental Republic of the Uruguay. It is a country in South America ... Read More

Vanuatu – A Place

Vanuatu is officially the Republic of Vanuatu. It is an island nation located on an archipelago of ancient volcanoes in the South Pacific Ocean ... Read More

Vatican City – A Place

Vatican City is an independent city state. It is completely surrounded by the city of Rome in Italy ... Read More

Venezuela – A Place

Venezuela is officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. It is a country in South America ... Read More