posted on Apr, 26 2014 @ 02:00 PM
It relies on when you think the age of exploration was. European exploration? No where near. There has been tentative evidence that the ancient
Egyptians were exploring well into the sub-Saharan areas. I think ,not in terms of exploration, that the areas were populated by over large tribes
splitting and migrating to these areas. Anyway if all the black Africans disappeared the where does the present population derive from? As for the
slave trade this was propagated by the coastal tribes entering the interior to kidnap their fellows and sell them to the slave traders. This was well
before any Europeans had explored the interior. Also what the American descendants of the slaves do not want to admit(ie we want an apology off the
British for the slave trade) that the Egyptians, Arabs and others, like the Persians were fetching slaves from sub- Saharan Africa for hundreds of
years before Europeans ever came on the scene.