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Why do historians know very little about Great Zimbabwe?
they left behind no oral traditions or written documents
What material was used to construct the walls around Great Zimbabwe?
stone
What process did workers use to build the walls?
huge granite rocks - they heated sheets of the stone then cracked them in pieces that had straight edges - Next they were cut into brick-sized pieces - the bricks were stacked to form walls as high as 30 feet.
According to historians, why might the walls have been built?
safety, privacy, power of community
Why did Great Zimbabwe become a trading center?
richest gold fields