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Subtitle: An illustrated chronology of Mapungubwe, Great Zimbabwe and Thulamela
Mapungubwe and the Golden Rhino have become symbols of an early African culture, widely accepted as an African Naissance. For the reader, the book places these symbols in a historical context to fully appreciate their significance and follows the chronological development of the people and their cultures. The evolution is portrayed by "The Cradle of Humankind" in Sterkfontein. This leads to the San and Khoi, the earliest inhabitants of Southern Africa.
They have to face the arrival of the Bantu speakers from the north, who settle along the Limpopo. This results in the settlements of Mapungubwe, Great Zimbabwe and Thulamela. Mysterious kingdoms are built, wealth and power created and far reaching trading patterns developed. The author traces the arrival of the Europeans and its consequences and concludes with the establishment of the Transfrontier Peace Parks, seen by many as an expression of an African Renaissance. The book has been written with the support of some of South Africa's most prominent academics and printed by the University of Pretoria.
- An African Beginning (Introduction to an African Naissance)
- The search for gold by the Portuguese leads to an early African culture
- From small settlements to chiefdoms to kingdoms (Interpretation of an early African Culture in
- Great Zimbabwe - first visits by the Portuguese (Early European explorers)
- Great-Zimbabwe culture (The exploration and interpretation in chronological order)
Mapungubwe re-discovered (The exploration and interpretation in chronological order).The Africans and the Boers - The graves excavations and finds of the archaeologists and historians - The Happy Rest People - The Zhizo and their culture on the farm Schroda - Development of a political hierarchy of an early Bantu-society - The people at K2 in a valley one km away from Mapungubwe - Mmamagwa - The Mapungubwe complex - Mapungubwe Hill - The three gold burials - The Golden Rhino - Mapungubwe is abandoned
- Thulamela - Makahane - Matjigwili (The exploration and interpretation in chronological order)
- Trade (The Trade patterns)
- The Boers and the Settlers (The European settlers in the 19th century)
- A Golden Rhino leaves a trail of doubt (An Afterthought)
- References Literature - Exhibitions - Organisations