Mapungubwe : ancient African civilisation on the Limpopo / Thomas N. Huffman
- Huffman, Thomas N.
- Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- 62 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 21 cm
- "Over a thousand years ago, between AD 900 and 1300, people in the Shashe-Limpopo basin developed the first complex society in southern Africa. Mapungubwe was the forerunner of the famous town of Great Zimbabwe about 200 kilometres away and, like civilisations everywhere, it represented a complex social organisation supported by intensive agriculture and long-distance trade. Some of the earliest finished gold objects found in the interior of southern Africa were excavated here, most notably the now world-famous golden rhino. Recognising the importance of Mapungubwe to the African past, the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (also known as the Mapungubwe National Park) has been declared one of South Africa's World Heritage listings." --Book Jacket.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (page 62).
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