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Title:Settlement hierarchies in the northern transvaal: Zimbabwe ruins and Venda history
Authors:Huffman, T.N.ISNI
Hanisch, E.O.M.
Year:1987
Periodical:African Studies
Volume:46
Issue:1
Pages:79-116
Language:English
Geographic terms:Transvaal
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Subjects:Venda
ruins
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Anthropology and Archaeology
History and Exploration
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/00020188708707665
Abstract:This article, which is an account of a settlement survey of Zimbabwe style ruins in the Limpopo Basin started in 1982, confirms the vision, as manifested in oral tradition, that the Venda nation consists of various unrelated clans that were consolidated about 250 years ago by the Singo. This survey, which clarifies the political rank and cultural meaning of the settlements, presents the sites in order of political level: from the smallest sites of family heads and ward headmen to those of petty chiefs, senior chiefs, and paramount chiefs. Bibliogr.
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