Snakes & Crocodiles: Power and Symbolism in Ancient Zimbabwe

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Witwatersrand University Press, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 228 pages
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Snakes and Crocodiles is the result of fifteen years of fieldwork and research, and is both the first to cover this entire area and the first to explore the symbolism of the ruins. Using contemporary and 16th century ethnographic data, Tom Huffman explains the layouts of the sites, the structuring of specific units, and the symbolism built into individual walls.
The book is beautifully illustrated throughout, with line drawings, photographs, and maps. Although primarily of interest to professionals, the accessible style and presentation will also attract interested general readers.

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Contents

THE ETHNOGRAPHIC PRESENT
8
MEN AND POWER
17
WOMEN AND POWER
63
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Tom Huffman is Professor and Head of the Archaeology Department at the University of the Wilwatersrand, South Africa.

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