Source: Ife and the Origin of the Yoruba: Historiographical Considerations (Institute of Cultural Studies) 1995 A.D.
This is one of Dr. Dierk Lange’s works. He simply points out some errors with some forms of Africanist historian scholarship. He also points out some theories regarding the Yoruba’s origins and he provides his insight into which are most plausible and accurate. He records interesting notes that others have noted possibly point to ancient near eastern influence such as the terracotta masks.
Dr. Dierk Lange’s other work focusing on the Yoruba and other African groups who descend from Assyrian refugees is some of the finest work in this field. In those pieces, he provides extensive details on the Yoruba ancient near eastern origins.