Mapungubwe Reconsidered: A Living Legacy

Mapungubwe Reconsidered: A Living Legacy

Exploring Beyond the Rise and Decline of the Mapungubwe State

eBook - 2015
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The Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape is one of the profound treasures of southern Africa's social and archaeological history, appropriately declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in 2003. Contained within this landscape is indispensable information on precolonial state formation, social hierarchies, architecture of stone-walled towns, mineral processing and intercontinental trade. And yet, the Mapungubwe state rose, towered over its environs, and then declined - long before European colonial incursions. Mapungubwe Reconsidered: A Living Legacy contributes to the body of knowledge about Mapungubwe, straddling such issues as the relationships between humans and the environment, management of mineral endowments and the form and impact of southern Africa's global intercourse in this historical period. --Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Real African Publishers, 2015
ISBN: 9781920655068
Characteristics: 1 online resource (150 pages)
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