Nok Culture

The Nok culture is among the earliest known settlements in Western Africa that existed in Nigeria from around 500 BCE to 200 CE. It is called Nok culture because this community’s artefacts were first discovered near the modern Nigerian town of Nok. Nok culture is famed for its unique terracotta sculptures and iron workings. Recently, archaeologists discovered beeswax residue in 3,500-year-old potsherds of the Nok culture, making it the oldest evidence of honey collecting in Africa.


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