Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture Series
Metals and the Height of "Ancient Civilization in Southern Africa: Metalworking under the Shadow of the Walls at Great Zimbabwe" By Dr. Foreman Bandama, Assistant Curator of African Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 22, 2023
There are over twenty-five great African civilizations, besides Egypt. How many of these do you know? It's puzzling why the continent continues to suffer prejudice when the past offers immovable landmarks that speak the story of African achievements. The medieval site of Great Zimbabwe (1000-1900CE) in Zimbabwe, marks the height of pre-industrial socio-political complexity in southern Africa but the crafting economy that fed and sustained this civilization has a richer diachronic and...