Search for dissertations about: "Great Zimbabwe"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words Great Zimbabwe.

  1. 1. The Soapstone Birds of Great Zimbabwe : Archaeological Heritage, Religion and Politics in Postcolonial Zimbabwe and the Return of Cultural Property

    Author : Edward Matenga; Paul Sinclair; Aron Mazel; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : soapstone Birds; Great Zimbabwe; archaeological heritage; cultural property; return of cultural property; cultural symbols; cultural rights; postcolonial theory; western hegemonic discourse; authorized heritage discourse AHD ; nationalism; fait accompli; natural justice; collecting; materiality theory; Archaeology; Arkeologi;

    Abstract : At least eight soapstone carvings of birds furnished a shrine, Great Zimbabwe, in the 19th century. This large stonewalled settlement, once a political and urban centre, had been much reduced for four centuries, although the shrine continued to operate as local traditions dictated. READ MORE

  2. 2. Your monument our schrine : The preservation of Great Zimbabwe

    Author : Webber Ndoro; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; Archaeological- and cultural heritage management; preservation and presentation; cultural landscape; Great Zimbabwe; national shrines; cultural significances; local and indigenous knowledge; cultural values; Arkeologi; Archaeology subjects; Arkeologiämnen; arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : Cultural heritage management in African and in other non-western societies, has mainly been concerned with the preservation and presentation of archaeological monuments primarily from a technical point of view. In Zimbabwe the emphasis has been on the preservation of spectacular monumental architectural places like Great Zimbabwe. READ MORE

  3. 3. Technology, Ideology and Environment : The Social Dynamics of Iron Metallurgy in Great Zimbabwe, AD 900 to the Present

    Author : Ezekia Mtetwa; Paul Sinclair; Anneli Ekblom; Bertram Mapunda; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Great Zimbabwe; Iron Metallurgy; Urbanism; Innovation; Landscape; Social Dynamics; Natural Draft; Forced Draft; Southern Africa; Archaeometallurgy; Anthracology; Archaeometry; Archaeology; Arkeologi;

    Abstract : This thesis provides insights into the nature and organization of iron technology associated with past and present communities of Great Zimbabwe in southern Africa. Written accounts, ethnographic enquiries and, results of archaeological field surveys and excavations are combined to provide the first detailed account of Great Zimbabwe’s iron production technologies. READ MORE

  4. 4. U-Pb baddeleyite geochronology of Precambrian mafic dyke swarms and complexes in southern Africa - regional scale extensional events and the origin of the Bushveld Complex

    Author : Johan Olsson; Berggrundsgeologi; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; U-Pb TIMS geochronology; geochemistry; baddeleyite; mafic dyke swarms; mantle plume; Bushveld Complex; Kaapvaal Craton; Zimbabwe Craton; Archean; Proterozoic;

    Abstract : Dolerite dykes are formed when iron- and magnesium-rich (mafic) mantle-derived magmas ascend through the lithosphere (upper part of the mantle) and crystallize as ‘hydro-fractures’ within the crust. Dykes may exist in great numbers to form dyke swarms (linear or radiating), which can be linked to time periods of continental break-up, or attempted break-up events, associated with voluminous volcanism. READ MORE

  5. 5. Gender power dynamics in sexual and reproductive health. A qualitative study in Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe

    Author : Jeremiah Chikovore; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Public health; Folkhälsomedicin; Public health medicine research areas; Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden;

    Abstract : This thesis presents perspectives of men regarding abortion, contraceptive use and sexuality. Contrary to what we had expected, men expressed anxiety over abortion and contraceptive use, not because the issues concerned women’s health, but rather because men associated them with extramarital sexual activity they thought women were concealing. READ MORE