Nile Valley Civilizations brings together the latest research on the Nile Valley changing long-standing notions about who created Nile Valley civilizations, what they achieved, and their impact on Africa and the world. The authors take an "Afrocentric" in contrast to a "Eurocentric" perspective in their studies of the birthplace of civilization. They show the Nile Valley civilizations to be a source of science and philosophy, as part of the Judeo-Chris-tian heritage, and as influences on ancient America and Asia, shedding new light on neglected realities of history.
Contents and Contributors: Charles S. Finch, "The Nile Valley Conference: New Light on Kamitic Studies"; Andrew Young, "Foreword"; Hugh M. Gloster, "Address to the Readers"; Lawrence Edward Carter, "African Civilizations as Cornerstone for the Oikoumene"; Ivan Van Sertima, "Africa: Cradle of Humanity"; Cheikh Anta Diop, "Nile Valley Civilizations: A Dynastic Overview"; Bruce Williams, "The Lost Pharoahs of Nubia"; Leg-rand Clegg II, "Rulers of the Golden Age"; Cheikh Anta Diop, "Africa's Contribution to World Civilization: The Exact Sciences"; John Pappademos, "The Newtonian Synthesis in Physical Science and Its Roots in the Nile Valley"; Beatrice Lumpkin, "Mathematics and Engineering in the Nile Valley"; Na'im Akbar, "Nile Valley Origins of the Science of the Mind"; Richard D. King, "The Symbolism of the Crown in Ancient Egypt"; Asa G. Hilliard III, "Kamitic Concepts in Education"; Charles B. Copher, "Egypt and Ethiopia in the Old Testament"; Charles S. Finch, "The Kamitic Concept of Christianity"; Runoko Rashidi, "Nile Valley Presence in Asian Antiquity"; Ivan Van Sertima, "Nile Valley Presence in America B.C."; Ivan Van Sertima, "Mexico Revisited."