Mentioning Africa, people tend to stereotype it with wild savannahs and forests and primitive tribes scattered among wild animals. Except for the ancient Egyptian civilization, the world has not known much about the development of civilization of this continent, and the majority still considers it as one of the most underdeveloped areas in the world. This book by Professor Graham Connah, who has been establishing multiple historical and archeological studies of Africa, will offer the readers more accurate and multifaceted insights. Based on the archeological evidences and geographical analysis, Graham Connah has demonstrated that Africa had many prominent achievements, especially those of economy, politics and urban structure. He will walk the audience through the urban civilizations of ancient Africa from Nubia by the banks of the Nile, the Ethiopia highlands, steppes of West Africa, The Great Zimbabwe to the East African islands.