Below, is a reconstruction of the oldest inhabitant of America. The Westerners named her Luzia. This female and Africoid skeleton was found in Lapa Vermalha in southeastern Brazil, not far from the Atlantic coast. The bones were dated from 12,000 years . This makes it the oldest one in America.
The earliest evidence of human presence in America is proved by the wall engravings on the Pedra Furada site in northeastern Brazil. The human presence on this site was dated from 50 000 to 65 000 years . The Pedra Furada site is located near the eastern tip of Brazil and is clearly oriented towards Africa. So far, Western scientists have been arguing that those first inhabitants had come from Australia or Asia, not from Africa.
Anyways, the inhabitants of Pedra Furada could only be black because the white race and other races appeared only 20,000 years ago from the adaptation of the Black human to the icy European climate. America was initially populated when there were only Blacks on the planet. The men of Pedra Furada could hardly be Blacks from Asia (Russia) because at that time the glaciation of the northern hemisphere from -120,000 to -10,000, called Wisconsinian in America, made any movement of this magnitude almost impossible. And it is less likely that they were Blacks from Australia because the journey between Australia and America is 6 times longer than the one between Africa and America.
If the first Americans had come from Australia or Asia, one would have expected that their traces would first be found on the Pacific coast and in the North of America and not on the South Atlantic coast as it is the case here. The simplest logic is that the first Americans left West Africa to arrive in Brazil thanks to the sea currents. This conclusion is the only reasonable one in the present state of knowledge.
It should also be added that most of the first skeletons found were of the pygmy type, identifiable by their small size. The tall Blacks that the European explorers saw in America were the result of a new wave of migration from Africa. They came in the imperial era from the Mali and Songhai Empires after their Egyptian-Sudanese ancestors 2000 years before.
Those very first Americans would have mixed with the Asians who had come in from 3000 BC in greater number. And the Amerindians are the product of the intermingling of the two even though the historian David Imhotep tells us that the Asian type was demographically predominant.
By : Lisapo ya Kama ©
- The first Americans were Africans, David Imhotep
- They Came before Columbus, the African presence in ancient America, Ivan Van Sertima
-  Luzia, discovered by Walter Neves, University of Sao Paulo (quoted by David Imhotep in « the first Africans were Americans » page XV).
-  Valladas, H et al., 2003 age estimate of burnt quartz pebbles from Toca de Boqueirao da Pedra Furada (quoted by David Imhotep in « the first Americans were Africans », page XV).
-  The First Americans were Africans, David Imhotep, page 8