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History of Rwanda

Post  kosovohp on Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:26 pm

Humans moved into what is now Rwanda following the last ice age, either in the Neolithic period around ten thousand years ago, or in the long humid period which followed up to around 3000 BC.[4][5] Archaeological excavations have revealed evidence of sparse settlement by hunter gatherers in the late stone age, followed by a larger population of early Iron Age settlers, who produced dimpled pottery and iron tools.[4][6][7] These early inhabitants were the ancestors of the Twa, a group of aboriginal Pygmy hunter-gatherers who remain a minority in Rwanda today.[4] Between 700 BC and 1500 AD a series of migrations took place[clarification needed], altering the demographics of Rwanda.[8] This led to the division of society into three groups: the agricultural Hutus, the pastoral Tutsis and the original Twas.[9] Historians have several theories regarding the origins of these groups; one theory is that the Tutsis were a distinct racial group, possibly of Cushitic origin and arriving after the Hutus.[10] Others, including that of the current government, contend that the distinction was purely social.[11][12]

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Re: History of Rwanda

Post  heroisthai on Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:32 pm

This led to the division of society into three groups: the agricultural Hutus, the pastoral Tutsis and the original Twas.[9] Historians have several theories regarding the origins of these groups; one theory is that the Tutsis were a distinct racial group, possibly of Cushitic origin and arriving after the Hutus.









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