Ingombe Ilede and the demise of Great Zimbabwe

  title={Ingombe Ilede and the demise of Great Zimbabwe},
  author={I. Pikirayi},
  pages={1085 - 1086}
Although new research suggests multi-directional trajectories in the development of the Zimbabwe Tradition (see Chirikure et al. 2016), regional population shifts need not be discounted, as some of these generated states (e.g. Vigneswaran & Quirk 2015). Oral-historical data from northern Zimbabwe counters persistent but often misleading views of pre-colonial states in south-central Africa as exercising power over static and stationary populations (Pikirayi 1993). Rather, human mobility shaped… Expand
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Ingombe Ilede and the Zimbabwe Culture
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