Symbols in Stone

Unravelling the Mystery of Great Zimbabwe

Thomas Huffman



Great Zimbabwe was the largest and most important capital of a medieval Shona empire. In this booklet, a world authority presents a new interpretation of this famous African town. Using 16th-century eye-witness accounts of the Zimbabwe culture, together with Shona oral tradition and culture, Professor Huffman reconstructs the different uses of the stone enclosures and the meaning of many symbols, including the Zimbabwe birds and the celebrated conical tower.


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Thomas Huffman is Professor Emeritus of archaeology in association with the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.