Iron Age


Iron age settlements are mostly based on central cattle pens surrounded by circular dwellings (huts). Many variations occur and dwellings have had a variety of forms from corbelled stone huts to mud-walled thatched roofed huts. Large cities with complex social structuring patterns were common based on cattle based economy. Grain bins occur. Notable examples include Mapungupwe, Broederstroom and Makwareng.

Buildings on this website in Iron Age style