I am looking for ancient civilizations in central and south of Africa. Were there any ancient cities, such as Timbuktu, Benin, or Zimbabwe for which there are scientific tools or other artifacts giving evidence of early civilization?

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    Can you give us an idea of what research you've attempted thus far? A simple web search for "ancient civilization" "southern Africa" yields millions of results. – choster Jan 30 '13 at 22:35
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    can you place some stronger geographical boundaries on your question? – ihtkwot Jan 30 '13 at 22:55
  • I have edited the question, and renominate it for opening in its present form. – Tom Au Feb 2 '13 at 17:32
  • @ihtkwot I mean all Africa expect Arab states. – PHPst Feb 8 '13 at 19:00
  • @choster Wow! Can you please point out ten of millions of results? – PHPst Feb 8 '13 at 19:03

What's ancient for you?

Wikipedia list some more Pre-Colonial African States in the article History of Africa

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    I think the Kingdom of Benin would also count as a kingdom more in the center of Africa. – Reliable Source Jan 30 '13 at 23:32

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