The manufacturing of weapons dates back to the time when humans started making functional tools with multiple purposes. These tools evolved to become some of the weapons that we know today. The earliest tool industry was Oldowan (about 2.5 to 1.2 million years ago) and it included flakes chipped off with another stone. It was followed by the Acheulean (1.6 million to 200,000 years ago), which is characterised by the hand axe. Like Oldowan, Acheulean implements were made from stone and used for multiple purposes, but the edges were much sharper and could serve many more functions (e.g. hacking wood from a tree, cutting animal carcasses as well as scraping and cutting hides). With time skills improved and more sophisticated tools/weapons were made.
Rainmaking rituals and ceremonies of southern Africa
“He who brings rain, brings life” (Ancient Zulu Saying)
Rainmaking rituals and ceremonies have been practised throughout the world, particularly during periods of drought and just before the agricultural season.
Mural art is an ancient tradition that was practised in most parts of the world. Well known examples include works of Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Pietro Perugino and others, displayed in churches, museums and other historical sites in Europe, particularly in Italy.
Music and dance are an integral part of the social, cultural and religious lives of the people of Africa. They are not only performed for entertainment, but are part of almost every aspect of life from birth to death, used in healing, worship, social gatherings and transitions from the various stages of life (rites of passage), as well as in burials. Music and dance often accompany one aother, but there are cultural differences in styles.