In three sections, the author then focuses on "Ethiopia," "The Tuareg and the Fulani," and "Nilo-Hamites and Nilotes
," respectively, providing ethnographic details that give significant insight about this era of the African past.
It is probable that Eastern Cushites (coming from Ethiopia and belonging to the Afrasan language phylum) introduced circumcision, clitoridectomy, cycling age-sets, and age-grades to Southern Nilotes
One may add that increased regional desertification puts added stress on traditional grazing territories of Arabs and Nilotes
that intensify such local conflicts that result in raids for cattle and lands.
The incidence and degree of the so-called Negroid features varied [during the period of ancient Egypt history], just as they do now among modern Ethiopians and Nilotes
29) Audrey Butt, The Nilotes
of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan and Uganda (London: International African Institute, 1952) p.
and British Colonialism," Ethnohistory, 28/2 (Spring 1981) p.
Jeremy Coote writes on the discourse about colour in cattle among the Nilotes
of Southern Sudan in order to explore the 'maximization of aesthetic pleasure' in everyday life.
He shows, using the cattle-keeping Nilotes
of Sudan, that it is possible to have a highly developed aesthetic independently of having works of art.