However, newly found weapon and tool fragments specifically, polished axes cut through shale and remnants of cooking and fishing have been interpreted as a possible indication of a large human presence during the Upper Paleolithic period 15, to 10, BC or at the minimum, the Neolithic period. Historians believe that they were all either displaced or absorbed by the ancestors of the present indigenous inhabitants, who migrated south into the area before the 16th century. The southern terminals of the trans-Saharan trade routes were located on the edge of the desert, and from there supplemental trade extended as far south as the edge of the rain forest.
Prehistoric polished stone celt from Boundiali in northern Ivory Coast, photo taken at the IFAN Museum of African Arts in DakarSenegal The first human presence in Ivory Coast has been difficult to determine because human remains have not been well preserved in the country's humid climate.
However, newly found weapon and tool fragments specifically, polished axes cut through shale and remnants of cooking and fishing have been interpreted as a possible indication of a large human presence during the Upper Paleolithic period 15, to 10, BC or at the minimum, the Cote d ivoire 11 period.
Historians believe that they were all either displaced or absorbed by the ancestors of the present indigenous inhabitants, who migrated south into the area before the 16th century.
The southern terminals of the trans-Saharan trade routes were located on the edge of the desert, and from there supplemental trade extended as far south as the edge of the rain forest.
By controlling the trade routes with their powerful military forces, these empires were able to dominate neighbouring states. The Sudanic empires also became centres of Islamic education. Islam had been introduced in the western Sudan by Muslim Berber traders from North Africa; it spread rapidly after the conversion of many important rulers.
From the 11th century, by which time the rulers of the Sudanic empires had embraced Islam, it spread south into the northern areas of contemporary Ivory Coast. The Ghana Empirethe earliest of the Sudanic empires, flourished in the region encompassing present-day southeast Mauritania and southern Mali between the 4th and 13th centuries.
At the peak of its power in the 11th century, its realms extended from the Atlantic Ocean to Timbuktu. After the decline of Ghana, the Mali Empire grew into a powerful Muslim state, which reached its apogee in the early part of the 14th century.
Its slow decline starting at the end of the 14th century followed internal discord and revolts by vassal states, one of which, Songhaiflourished as an empire between the 14th and 16th centuries.
Songhai was also weakened by internal discord, which led to factional warfare. This discord spurred most of the migrations southward toward the forest belt.
The dense rain forest covering the southern half of the country, created barriers to the large-scale political organizations that had arisen in the north. Inhabitants lived in villages or clusters of villages; their contacts with the outside world were filtered through long-distance traders.
Villagers subsisted on agriculture and hunting. Pre-European modern period[ edit ] Pre-European kingdoms Five important states flourished in Ivory Coast during the pre-European early modern period.
Although Kong became a prosperous center of agriculture, trade, and crafts, ethnic diversity and religious discord gradually weakened the kingdom. The Abron kingdom of Gyaaman was established in the 17th century by an Akan group, the Abron, who had fled the developing Ashanti confederation of Asanteman in what is present-day Ghana.
From their settlement south of Bondoukouthe Abron gradually extended their hegemony over the Dyula people in Bondoukouwho were recent arrivals from the market city of Begho. Bondoukou developed into a major center of commerce and Islam. The kingdom's Quranic scholars attracted students from all parts of West Africa.
It finally split into smaller chiefdoms. The descendants of the rulers of the Agni kingdoms tried to retain their separate identity long after Ivory Coast's independence; as late asthe Sanwi attempted to break away from Ivory Coast and form an independent kingdom.
Establishment of French rule[ edit ] Compared to neighboring Ghana, Ivory Coast, though practicing slavery and slave raiding, suffered little from the slave trade as such.
European slaving and merchant ships preferred other areas along the coast. The earliest recorded European voyage to West Africa was made by the Portuguese in The first West African French settlement, Saint Louiswas founded in the midth century in Senegal, while at about the same time, the Dutch ceded to the French a settlement at Goree Islandoff Dakar.
The Europeans suppressed the local practice of slavery at this time, and forbade the trade to their merchants.
Assinie's survival was precarious, however; the French were not firmly established in Ivory Coast until the midth century.
French explorersmissionariestrading companies, and soldiers gradually extended the area under French control inland from the lagoon region. Pacification was not accomplished until Activity along the coast stimulated European interest in the interior, especially along the two great rivers, the Senegal and the Niger.
Concerted French exploration of West Africa began in the midth century, but moved slowly, based more on individual initiative than on government policy. In the s, the French concluded a series of treaties with local West African chiefs that enabled the French to build fortified posts along the Gulf of Guinea to serve as permanent trading centres.
The treaties provided for French sovereignty within the posts, and for trading privileges in exchange for fees or coutumes paid annually to the local chiefs for the use of the land. The arrangement was not entirely satisfactory to the French, because trade was limited and misunderstandings over treaty obligations often arose.
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