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The tyranny of materiality: The concept of ‘archaeological park’ at the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site.

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The tyranny of materiality : The concept of ‘archaeological park’ at the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site. / Sinamai, Ashton.

Feasible Management of Archaeological Heritage Sites Open to Tourism. ed. / Douglas Comer; Anne Marie Willems. Springer, 2017. p. 45-56.

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Sinamai, A 2017, The tyranny of materiality: The concept of ‘archaeological park’ at the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site. in D Comer & AM Willems (eds), Feasible Management of Archaeological Heritage Sites Open to Tourism. Springer, pp. 45-56, Archaeological Parks as World Heritage, Salalah, Oman, 2/05/16.

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Sinamai, A. (Accepted/In press). The tyranny of materiality: The concept of ‘archaeological park’ at the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site. In D. Comer, & A. M. Willems (Eds.), Feasible Management of Archaeological Heritage Sites Open to Tourism (pp. 45-56). Springer.

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Sinamai A. The tyranny of materiality: The concept of ‘archaeological park’ at the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site. In Comer D, Willems AM, editors, Feasible Management of Archaeological Heritage Sites Open to Tourism. Springer. 2017. p. 45-56

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Sinamai, Ashton. / The tyranny of materiality : The concept of ‘archaeological park’ at the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site. Feasible Management of Archaeological Heritage Sites Open to Tourism. editor / Douglas Comer ; Anne Marie Willems. Springer, 2017. pp. 45-56

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