The Zimbabwe Culture: Origins and Decline of Southern Zambezian States (African Archaeology) (Hardcover)

The Zimbabwe Culture: Origins and Decline of Southern Zambezian States (African Archaeology) By Innocent Pikirayi, Joseph O. Vogel Cover Image
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Offering a unique and original perspective on the rise and fall of indigenous states of southern Zambezia, The Zimbabwe Culture analyzes the long contentious history of the remains of the remarkable cyclopean masonry, ranging from mighty capitals of traditional kings to humble farmsteads. Forming a cornerstone of the geographical lore of Africa in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, debate on the origins, development, and collapse of the Zimbabwe culture has never ceased, and with increasing archaeological research over the twentieth century, has become more complex. Thoroughly examining the growth and decline of pre-colonial states on the entire Zimbabwean Plateau and southern Zambezia, Dr. Pikirayi has contributed tremendously towards the archaeological understanding of this extraordinary culture. The Zimbabwe Culture is essential reading for all students and avocationalists of African archaeology, history, and culture.

About the Author


Innocent Pikirayi is Professor of History at University of Zimbabwe, Harare


Product Details
ISBN: 9780759100909
ISBN-10: 075910090X
Publisher: Altamira Press
Publication Date: March 14th, 2001
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: African Archaeology