oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Shakan pitfall traps: hunting technique in the Zulu kingdom

Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The results of excavations of pitfall traps are descriptionbed. These were located in the Umfolozi Game Reserve, Zululand, and had been used by the Zulu King, Shaka, in the early nineteenth century. By integrating these archaeological data with ethnographic evidence and oral histories it is possible to learn something of hunting techniques in the later Iron Age.

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