Economic and ideological roles of copper ingots in prehistoric Zimbabwe
2007 (English)In: Antiquity, ISSN 0003-598X, E-ISSN 1745-1744, Vol. 81, no 314, 999-1012 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
As well as being modes of supplying metal, cross-shaped copper ingots in Zimbabwe are shown to be emblems of currency and status. The author dates them to the first half of the second millennium AD and connects the appearance of ingots to increased social stratification.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 81, no 314, 999-1012 p.
Copper, Ingots, Middle ages, Social structure, Zimbabwe
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