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Title:Early iron manufacturing industries in semi-arid, south-eastern Zimbabwe
Author:Swan, Lorraine M.
Year:2007
Periodical:Journal of African Archaeology
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:315-338
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:archaeology
prehistory
metalworking industry
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/43135434
Abstract:Recent research about the history of human settlement and impact on the environment has focused on part of the semi-arid, southeastern lowveld of Zimbabwe. Two iron-smelting sites were excavated in 2004. Both sites indicated use of local magnetite resources for production beyond immediate subsistence needs. The Kwali Camp smelting site was used by some of the first farmers in the region, associated with the Gokomere tradition on the southeastern Zimbabwean plateau. The Mhangula smelting site was used in a later period and probably supplied iron to elite communities associated with the Zimbabwe State. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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