Category Archives: Shared African Grandmothers

Sacred Trust of Caring for the Dead in Africa Two Million Years Ago

Majid Ali, M.D. Dignity of the Dead in Early Prehistoric Africa Ritualized Treatment of the Dead Two Million Years Ago Besides introducing a new member of the prehuman family, the discovery suggests that some early hominins intentionally deposited bodies of their dead in a remote and largely inaccessible cave chamber, a behavior previously considered limited to modern humans. Some of

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Shared African Grandmothers – What Did They Know and When?

Majid Ali, M.D. Some Two Million Years Story Some Clues Here are some quotes from The New York Times of September 11, 2015: “… a large, dark chamber for the dead of a previously unidentified species of the early human lineage — Homo naledi. (found in South Africa). Ritualized Treatment of the Dead Two Million Years Ago Besides introducing a

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African Grandmotherland – Two Crucial Questions

Majid Ali, M.D. What Have We Learned About Being a Human Since the Times of GrandmotherLand ? If the Answer Is Nothing, Have Been We Regressing Ever since? If the Answer Is Nothing, Have We Been Regressing Ever since? In a companion article in my Shared African Grandmothers Series, I point out the Rift Valley grandmothers, who lived 100,000 years, 200,000 years, or

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