The chronology of the Valley Enclosures: implications for the interpretation of Great Zimbabwe

  title={The chronology of the Valley Enclosures: implications for the interpretation of Great Zimbabwe},
  author={D. Collett and A. Vines and E. Hughes},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
The recent structuralist model of the social organization of space at Great Zimbabwe, proposed by Huffman, is critically examined in the light of new chronological data. Architectural histories of the Western and Central Valley Enclosures (Posselt and Phillips Ruins respectively) are used to show the complex changes that occur through time in the social ‘meaning’ of spatial organization. It is argued that these changes are not adequately accounted for in Huffman's model. The Western Valley… Expand
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