Dhlo-Dhlo

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Dhlo-Dhlo

 

ruins in Rhodesia, 60 km to the east of Bulawayo. The site was investigated in 1895, 1899, 1929, and at later dates. Dhlo-Dhlo is a typical Zimbabwe construction; roughly 100 M in diameter, it was built dry from granite blocks. It has an irregular plan. One of the walls has decorative stonework. Within the walls are the remains of a number of clay and wood huts. The articles found at Dhlo-Dhlo are identical to those of the Zimbabwe culture. The polychrome pottery with geometric decorations indicates that Dhlo-Dhlo was settled by the Rozwi people, who probably built it in the 17th and 18th centuries.

REFERENCES

Caton-Thompson, G. The Zimbabwe Culture. Oxford, 1931.
White, F. “On the Ruins of Dhlo-Dhlo, in Rhodesia.” Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1901, vol. 31.
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