African Statues | Ethnic Ornaments | African Gifts We offer a wide range of hand carved wooden Ethnic and African statues for Sale. Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. It covers 6.0% of the Earth's total surface area, and 20.4% of the total land area. With more than 900,000,000 people in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14% of the world's human population. Africa, particularly central eastern Africa, is widely regarded within the scientific community to be the origin of humans and the Hominidae tree, as evidenced by the discovery of the earliest hominids, as well as later ones that have been dated to around 7 million years ago including Sahelanthropus tchadensis, Africanus, Homo Erectus, with the earliest humans being dated to ca. 200,000 years ago, according to this view.