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By Jarita Holbrook, R. Thebe Medupe, Johnson O. Urama

This is often the 1st scholarly selection of articles fascinated about the cultural astronomy of the African continent. It weaves jointly astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it comprises African myths and legends in regards to the sky, alignments to celestial our bodies chanced on at archaeological websites and at locations of worship, rock paintings with celestial imagery, and medical considering published in neighborhood astronomy traditions together with ethnomathematics and the production of calendars.

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Apart from the mountains, there are six major basins in Africa; these basins are structural basins in which have been accumulated deep layers of sedimentary rock. These basins are surrounded by highlands. These basins are: the Zaire basin; the Sudan basin; the Chad basin; Eljuf basin; the Libyan basin; the Kalahari basin. One common feature of each of these basins is that a major river flows in and out of the basin. The Rift Valley of Africa Some of the most striking features in the whole continent are the great rift valleys of east Africa.

Physical Features Size, Shape and Position Africa, with an area of about 31 million square kilometres (including the Islands), is the second largest continent in the world, second only to Asia. A combined represent only about three-fifths of the total area of Africa. It contains about one-fourth of all the land in the world. As regards shape, compactness is the principal character of Africa. The continent is much more compact than Europe, for example, the coastline is relatively straight with very few indentations (in the form of capes, bays etc).

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