Great Zimbabwe The Iron Age of South Central Africa
First Published in 1994. This research guide was written as a comprehensive, though by no means exhaustive, survey of the literature pertinent to studying the indigenous complex societies of south central Africa. Although the paramount focus of the compilation was the archaeology of Great Zimbabwe, the author has drawn from a broad geographical area and a wider period of time than that usually associated with Zimbabwean culture in order to demonstrate the cultural background for the growth of monumental trading towns in south central Africa.
Introduction, Some Reports Of Arab And Portuguese Contacts, Bibliographies, Guide Books And Travellers Accounts, A General History Of Great Zimbabwe, Symposia, Conferences And Multi-Authored Compendia, Origins, Technology And Spread Of Agriculture, Some Traditional History And Practices, Regional Syntheses In South Central Africa, Histories Of Exploration And Research, The Search For Ophir— 1860-1890, Exploring The Ancient Ruins— 1890-1914, Systematic Excavations— 1905-1945, Surveying, Systematizing And Synthesizing, The Anthropological Syntheses, Ancient Stone Kraals In Southern Africa, Traditional Crafts And Technologies Trade, The Iron Age In South East Africa, San And Bantu Contacts , Surveys Of Chronology And Synthesis