HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

Senegambian Stone Circles
The Senegambian stone circles
Senegambian stone circles
lie in The Gambia
Gambia
north of Janjanbureh and in central Senegal. Approximate area: 30,000 km².[clarification needed][1] They are sometimes divided into the Wassu (Gambian) and Sine-Saloum (Senegalese) circles, but this is purely a national division.Contents1 Location1.1 Wassu 1.2 Kerbatch 1.3 Wanar2 Sine Ngayene 3 Locations 4 Additional stone circles in Senegambia 5 See also 6 Notes 7 External links 8 ReferencesLocation[edit] The stone circles and other megaliths found in Senegal
Senegal
and Gambia
Gambia
are sometimes divided into four large sites: Sine Ngayene and Wanar in Senegal, and Wassu and Kerbatch in the Central River Region in Gambia. Researchers are not certain when these monuments were built, but the generally accepted range is between the third century B.C. and the sixteenth century AD
[...More...]

"Senegambian Stone Circles" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

World Heritage Site
A World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. To be selected, a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area)
[...More...]

"World Heritage Site" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Serer-Noon
The Serer-Noon
Serer-Noon
also called Noon (sometimes spelt Non or None) are an ethnic people who occupy western Senegal
[...More...]

"Serer-Noon" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Saloum Delta National Park
Saloum Delta National Park or Parc National du Delta du Saloum in Senegal, is a 76,000-hectare (190,000-acre) national park. Established in 1976, it is situated within the Saloum Delta at the juncture of the Saloum River and the North Atlantic. The park, which forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Ramsar Convention site, lies within a 180,000 ha (440,000-acre) biosphere reserve. Water comprises 61,000 ha (150,000 acres) of the park, intertidal mangroves and saltwater vegetation cover 7,000 ha (17,000 acres), and savannah and forest cover 8,000 ha (20,000 acres). It lies on the East Atlantic Flyway. The bird species that breed or winter in the area include royal tern, greater flamingo, Eurasian spoonbill, curlew sandpiper, ruddy turnstone, and little stint. See also[edit]Sine River Sine-SaloumSenegal portal Gambia portal Serer portalReferences[edit]BirdLife IBA Factsheet - Delta du Saloum
[...More...]

"Saloum Delta National Park" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

History Of Senegal
The history of Senegal
Senegal
is commonly divided into a number of periods, encompassing the prehistoric era, the precolonial period, colonialism, and the contemporary era.Contents1 Paleolithic 2 Neolithic 3 Prehistory 4 Kingdoms and Empires 5 The era of trading posts and trafficking5.1 The Portuguese navigators 5.2 The Dutch West India Company 5.3 Against the backdrop of Anglo-French rivalry 5.4 A trading economy 5.5 The progressive weakening of the colony6 Modern colonialism6.1 List of deputies elected to the French Parliament7 Independence 8 1980–2017 9 See also 10 References 11 Further read
[...More...]

"History Of Senegal" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Kingdom Of Sine
The Kingdom of Sine
Kingdom of Sine
(also: Sin or Siin in Serer-Sine language) was a pre-colonial Serer kingdom along the north bank of the Saloum
Saloum
River delta in modern Senegal.[1] The inhabitants are called Siin-Siin or Sine-Sine (a Serer plural form or Serer-demonym, e.g. Bawol-Bawol and Saloum- Saloum
Saloum
/ Saluum-Saluum, inhabitants of Baol
Baol
and Saloum respectively).Contents1 History1.1 Medieval to 19th century2 Economy 3 Social organisation3.1 Political structure of Sine4 See also 5 Notes 6 ReferencesHistory[edit] Medieval to 19th century[edit] Main articles: Serer history
Serer history
and The Battle of Fandane-ThiouthiouneCarte des peuplades du Sénégal de l'abbé Boilat (1853): an ethnic map of Senegal
Senegal
at the time of French colonialism
[...More...]

"Kingdom Of Sine" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Table Of World Heritage Sites By Country
As of July 2017, there are a total of 1,073[1] World Heritage Sites located in 167 "States Parties"[2] Of the 1,073 sites, 832 are cultural, 206 are natural and 35 are mixed properties. The countries have been divided by the World Heritage Committee
World Heritage Committee
into five geographic zones: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe
Europe
and North America, and Latin America
Latin America
and the Caribbean. The country with the most number of sites (including sites shared with other countries) is Italy, with 53 entries
[...More...]

"Table Of World Heritage Sites By Country" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Laterite
Laterite
Laterite
is a soil and rock type rich in iron and aluminium, and is commonly considered to have formed in hot and wet tropical areas. Nearly all laterites are of rusty-red coloration, because of high iron oxide content. They develop by intensive and long-lasting weathering of the underlying parent rock. Tropical weathering (laterization) is a prolonged process of chemical weathering which produces a wide variety in the thickness, grade, chemistry and ore mineralogy of the resulting soils. The majority of the land area containing laterites is between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Laterite
Laterite
has commonly been referred to as a soil type as well as being a rock type. This and further variation in the modes of conceptualizing about laterite (e.g. also as a complete weathering profile or theory about weathering) has led to calls for the term to be abandoned altogether
[...More...]

"Laterite" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Herbert Richmond Palmer
Sir Herbert Richmond Palmer KCMG CBE (25 April 1877 – 22 May 1958) was an English barrister, who became a colonial supervisor for Britain during the inter-World War period. He served as a Lieutenant Governor in Nigeria, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of The Gambia and Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Cyprus.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Colonial Service2.1 Nigeria 2.2 The Gambia 2.3 Cyprus 2.4 Honours3 Later life 4 Publications 5 Family 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Palmer was born in 1877 in Lancaster to Robert Palmer of The Bank House, Kirkby Lonsdale and Mary Chippendall, who were married on 11 May 1867 at Lancaster Priory. Mary was the great-granddaughter of John Higgin who was Governor of Lancaster Castle from 1783 to 1833. Palmer was educated at Oundle School in Northamptonshire, being recorded in 1895 as an exceptional batsman
[...More...]

"Herbert Richmond Palmer" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Archaeologists
Archaeology, or archeology,[1] is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts, and cultural landscapes. Archaeology
Archaeology
can be considered both a social science and a branch of the humanities.[2][3] In North America, archaeology is considered a sub-field of anthropology,[4] while in Europe
Europe
archaeology is often viewed as either a discipline in its own right or a sub-field of other disciplines. Archaeologists study human prehistory and history, from the development of the first stone tools at Lomekwi
Lomekwi
in East Africa
Africa
3.3 million years ago up until recent decades. Archaeology
Archaeology
as a field is distinct from the discipline of palaeontology, the study of fossil remains
[...More...]

"Archaeologists" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Megaliths
A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. The word "megalithic" describes structures made of such large stones without the use of mortar or concrete, representing periods of prehistory characterised by such constructions. For later periods, the term monolith, with an overlapping meaning, is more likely to be used. The word "megalith" comes from the Ancient Greek "μέγας" (transl. mégas meaning "great") and "λίθος" (transl. líthos meaning "stone"). Megalith
Megalith
also denotes an item consisting of rock(s) hewn in definite shapes for special purposes.[1][2][3] It has been used to describe buildings built by people from many parts of the world living in many different periods
[...More...]

"Megaliths" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Sine-Saloum
Coordinates: 14°11′N 16°15′W / 14.183°N 16.250°W / 14.183; -16.250 Sine- Saloum
Saloum
is a region in Senegal
Senegal
located north of the Gambia and south of the Petite Côte. It encompasses an area of 24,000 square kilometers, about 12% of Senegal, with a population in the 1990s of 1,060,000.[1] The western portion contains the Saloum
Saloum
Delta, a river delta at the junction of the Saloum
Saloum
and the North Atlantic. It is in this region that the Saloum Delta
Saloum Delta
National Park is located. 145,811 hectares of the Delta were designated a UNESCO Heritage Site
UNESCO Heritage Site
in 2011.[2] Because it flows so slowly, this delta allows saltwater to travel deep inland. Long ago, the Serer kingdoms of Sine and Saloum
Saloum
were rivals
[...More...]

"Sine-Saloum" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Serer People
The Serer people
Serer people
are a West African
West African
ethnoreligious group.[3] They are the third largest ethnic group in
[...More...]

"Serer People" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Janjanbureh
Janjanbureh or Jangjangbureh is a town, founded in 1832, on Janjanbureh Island in the Gambia River in eastern Gambia. It was formerly known as Georgetown and was the second largest in the country. It is now the capital of the Central River Division and is best known as home to Gambia's main prison. The Wassu stone circles lie 22 km northwest of Lamin Koto, on the north bank across from Janjanbureh. It is also noted for being the site of the first church in Gambia and the first high school, according to one expatriate who was born there.[citation needed] It is the hometown of the Yale academic Lamin Sanneh. The island is known locally as McCarthy Island, and is located in what used to be called McCarthy Island Division. The island is accessed by bridge from the south bank, and small boat ferries or government ferry on the north bank
[...More...]

"Janjanbureh" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Niominka People
The Niominka people
Niominka people
(also called Niuminka or Nyominka) are an ethnic group in Senegal
Senegal
living on the islands of the Saloum River
Saloum River
delta. They are currently classified as a subgroup of the Serer.Contents1 Population 2 History 3 Filmography 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksPopulation[edit] The territory of the Niominka is called the Gandoul. Most of the Niominka live in its eleven large villages, which include Niodior, Dionewar, and Falia. They represent a little less than 1% of the population of Senegal. Being island-dwellers, they participate in both agriculture and aquaculture. The primary agricultural produce is made up of rice, millet, and peanuts
[...More...]

"Niominka People" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Senegal
Coordinates: 14°N 14°W / 14°N 14°W / 14; -14 Republic
Republic
of Senegal République du Sénégal  (French)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Un Peuple, Un But, Une Foi" (French) "One People, One Goal, One Faith"Anthem:  Pincez Tous vos Koras, Frappez les Balafons Everyone strum your koras, strike the balafonsLocation of  Senegal  (dark blue) in the African Union  (light blue)Capital and largest city Dakar 14°40′N 17°25′W / 14.667°N 17.417°W / 14.667; -17.417Official languages French, WolofNational la
[...More...]

"Senegal" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.