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The Late Iron Age Type N stonewalled Structures on the Highveld of South Africa
Journal article, Created By Sadr, Karim and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
L'architecture en pierre fit son apparition sur le highveld sud-africain il y a cinq ou six siècles entre Johannesburg et la rivière Vaal. Le type des structures les plus anciennes a été nommé Type N. Cet article décrit les structures de Type N et les données archéologiques pertinentes, puis présente leur distribution telle qu'elle a été observée au travers d'un relevé par télédétection d'une zone d'étude de 9000 km2 située dans le nord du highveld entre Johannesburg et la rivière Vaal. Une fois ces données combinées aux études ...
The Origins and Spread of Dry Laid, Stone-Walled Architecture in Pre-colonial Southern Africa
Journal article, Created By Sadr, Karim and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
Pre-colonial stone-walled structures (SWS) are some of the most visible and accessible archaeological remains in southern Africa. Great Zimbabwe is the best known, but there are many tens or even a few hundreds of thousands of other SWS scattered throughout the subcontinent. What is their origin? Did this architectural style and concept arise from a single source or several independent ones? There are different views on these matters and they are described in the first section of this article. In the second part, I suggest that one of the roo...