research data . Audiovisual . 2019

Zamani Project Media Library of the Kua Ruins

Rüther, Heinz; Schröder, Ralph; Bhurtha, Roshan; Wessels, Stephen; McDonald, Bruce;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2019
  • Publisher: Figshare
  • Country: South Africa
Abstract
This file set consists of images and videos from the Kua Ruins that serve as a media library or press kit for the Zamani Project's fieldwork and documentation of the Kua Ruins. <br><br>The Kua ruins are all that remains of a medieval Swahili town located on Juani Island in the Mafia Archipelago. The ruins offer insights into an island civilization that saw Portuguese and Omani control as well as independence, enslavement, and eventual abandonment. Indicators of early settlement and trade—including Islamic and Chinese ceramics dating to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and currency from mainland Tanzania—have been found in the ruins, while Portuguese accou...
Subjects
free text keywords: Archaeology, 120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservation, 210108 Historical Archaeology (incl. Industrial Archaeology), 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation, media, publicity, behind the scenes, animation, fly-through, screenshot, press kit, Kua, Juani Island, Tanzania, Zamani, UCT, cultural heritage
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