Comic 196 - Not Everybody's Taste
19th Apr 2017, 12:00 AM in The Road to Atlantis
Not Everybody's Taste
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
Kanny understandably reacts a bit miffed concerning the implication that there were no notable civilizations in pre-colonial (Sub-Saharan) Africa. Thus she names Great Zimbabwe as a well-known counter-example.
User comments:
trad118 edit delete reply
trad118
Poor documentation and ethnocentric bias is a bit irritating to anyone with an interest in history

I wonder, though, are there any other similar cities or civilisations of precolonial Africa? It's an area in which my knowledge is lacking.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Wikipedia has a nice map concerning this topic!
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
Timbuktu and its library (still around!) come to mind, but I'm pretty ignorant.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
See my reply to xianyu's post for that neat Wikipedia map! (Though I am missing the Kingdom of Kush in modern day Sudan there.)
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
I gotta bone up on my ancient history! (And also what to do if a dinosaur tries to eat me...)
Cooke edit delete reply
Cooke
Just ahh... just don't come back for that camera. What it records next is not for human eyes.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
The inside of a pterosaur's throat is icky!
Cooke edit delete reply
Cooke
Yeah, just the throat... That's what I was talking about...
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
*gets it* (I think...)

Eew...
Taily edit delete reply
Taily
Aaah, good ol' Peter "There Are No Cities In Africa" Pech
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
In his defense though, he is not really racist - just clueless!
AmeliaP edit delete reply
AmeliaP
Aw c'mon! Give Peter a break! He doesn't need to know about every single (pre) civilization on Earth, mainly those with a poor documentation.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Also, because he was busy with not getting eaten by pterosaurs in the middle of the jungle, he had no time to google that stuff! :-D