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Ziwa National Monument

Date of Submission: 26/06/1997
Criteria: (iii)(iv)(v)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe
Coordinates: Long. 32°38' E ; Lat. 18°08' S Map reference: 125000 S.E. 36.10 Mutare 1:50000 1832.B. Nyanga
Ref.: 903

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Ziwa national monuments bear evidence of human occupation for all the major archaeological periods identified in Zimbabwe's archaeological sequence. That is from hunter-gatherer periods of the Stone Age to the historical times. 3337 hectares of land comprise : Stone Age deposits, rock art sites; early farming communities settlements; a landscape of later farming communities marked by terraces and field systems, hill forts, pit structures and stone enclosures (100+), iron smelting and forging furnaces and numerous remains of daub-plastered housing structures.