The oldest universities were founded in Africa. Mali, Timbucktu, and Morroco. Students from all over the nation of Africa and Europe would come to learn math, science, history, language and astronomy. University of Sankore (500-1500 AD) had one of the largest libraries in the world. Founded by King Mansa Musa- one of the richest people of all time.
According to science, people of the earth began in Africa, and the more people migrated around the world, the more physical changes would develop because of adaptations to certain areas. People who evolved in the same spot for a long time did not change much.
Africa | Scanned image from the National Geographic publication August 1975 ~ article entitled 'The Niger: River of Sorrow. River of Hope'. Text and photos by Georg Gerster. Caption to this photos "Earmarks of wealth among the Fulanis, giant gold ornaments festoon a woman at Dialloube; a head strap often helps support the heavy earrings. As the family's fortune increase, more gold may be hammered onto the jewelry"