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NokInformation about the Nok
The Nok was the first known iron-smelting civilization in West Africa, and the first known art-producing civilization in sub-saharan Africa. radiocarbon analysis dates Nok artifacts between 500 BC and 200 AD.
Little is known about the Nok people because they did not have a written language. They are most famous for their terra cotta masks and sculptures, imitated by the Benin culture during the 15th and 16th centuries
The word Nok itself is a modern invention, the name of the Nigerian town in which, in 1928, the civilization's remains were first discovered.
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