<span>The Zulu battle-axe</span>


  • T. Maggs Natal Museum


Little attention has been given previously to the occurrence of battle-axes in precolonial Natal. The accepted view has been that they were a late introduction from neighbouring areas. This paper provides a variety of evidence for greater antiquity in the region and demonstrates that the battle-axe had a cultural status of greater significance than its mere function as a hunting or fighting weapon.

To cite this paper: Maggs, T. 1993. The Zulu battle-axe. Natal Museum Journal of Humanities 5: 175-88.

How to Cite

Maggs, T. (2013). <span>The Zulu battle-axe</span>. Southern African Humanities, 5, 175-88. Retrieved from http://sahumanities.org/ojs/index.php/SAH/article/view/126

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