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Title:Yellow Jacket Ruin, Chinamora
Authors:Burrett, Rob S.ISNI
Ritchie, Adele Hamilton
Year:2009
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)
Issue:28
Pages:66-74
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:ruins
prehistory
History, Archaeology
Zimbabwe--History
Zimbabwe--Antiquities
Abstract:Just north of Harare (Zimbabwe) in Chinamora Communal Lands there is a small stone ruin, called Yellow Jacket Ruin. It is a typical Zimbabwe-period dry-stone structure made of blocks of locally-quarried granite. The walls show walling styles suggesting a date of between 15th to 16th century AD. Unfortunately, there have been no official archaeological investigations of this site. Although a minor site compared to other such structures in the region, this structure attracted considerable attention during the late 19th century. It was visited by most of the early European travellers amd prospectors who went this way and descriptions and illustrations are found in many contemporary publications. The present paper brings together some of these reports and considers the ruins in the light of current thought. Bibliogr., notes. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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