Roger Summers

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Roger Summers (1907-2003) was a Zimbabwean archaeologist, who worked for the National Museums and Monuments Commission from 1947 - 1970 and was described as "a major influence in the formative years of Zimbabwean, then. Rhodesian, archaeology".[1] He came into conflict with the Rhodesian government due to his refusal to deny African origins of Great Zimbabwe.[2] He worked extensively on Great Zimbabwe,[3] Nyanga[4][5] and more generally on the iron age in Zimbabwe[6] and on ancient mining in Zimbabwe[7]


  1. ^ Soper, Robert (2003). "Roger Summers 1907-2003". Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa. 38: 217–218. doi:10.1080/00672700309480373. 
  2. ^ De Baets, A. (2002). Censorship of Historical Thought — a World Guide 1945–2000 (PDF). London: Greenwood Press. 
  3. ^ Summers, Roger (1970). "The Rhodesian Iron Age". In J.D. Fage and Roland Oliver. Papers in African Prehistory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-09566-2. 
  4. ^ Summers, Roger (1952). "Inyanga: a preliminary report". Antiquity. 
  5. ^ Summers, Roger (1958). Inyanga: prehistoric settlements in Southern Rhodesia. University Press. p. 335. 
  6. ^ Summers, Roger (1966). "The Iron Age of Southern Rhodesia". Current Anthropology. 7: 463–484. doi:10.1086/200753. 
  7. ^ Summers, Roger (1969). "Ancient Mining in Rhodesia". Museum Memoir. Mardon Printers. 3: 236.