Research Papers/Topics in Museum And Heritage Studies

Cultural Heritage As A Driver For Human Development. An Assessment Of The Socio-Cultural Benefits At Matendera Ruins Buhera

ABSTRACTThis research study focused on heritage as a driver for human development and makes an assessment of the socio-cultural benefits of heritage tourism use to communities surrounding heritage places. The thrust of the study was to know how Matendera ruins as a heritage resource has benefited the surrounding communities socio-culturally. The study reveals the extent of the Collett plan in enabling community development from heritage tourism, the of community involvement at Matendera and h...

The Interpretation Of Carnivorous Animals In The Rock Art Of Jahunda

ABSTRACTThe rock art of southern Africa, Zimbabwe included, depicts a variety of symbols and characters that portray humans, animals, ceremonies and motifs of a spiritual nature. A lot of explanations have been proposed as to the function and meaning of rock art in general with the most accepted explanations linking the art to shamanism. This hypothesis (shamanism) argues that rock art paintings were created by shamans depicting dreams or visions of an individual seeking medicine or participa...

Identification And Documentation Of The Cultural Heritage Resources Of Kolon-Yiri, Upper West Region, Ghana

ABSTRACTThis research examined the cultural heritage and settlement history of an ancient settlement called Kolon-Yiri in the Nadolwli-Kaleo District in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The objectives of the study were to identify and document the cultural resources of the people of Kolon-Yiri as a means of safeguarding their cultural heritage in the light of socio-cultural and economic transformations. It has also examined some aspects of their indigenous religious belief systems and practice...

The Christiansborg Keys In Akwamu State Regalia: A Material Culture Analysis

ABSTRACT Regalia are invaluable sources of information on the early history and social organization of ethnic groups in Ghana. They do not only show the majesty and wealth of chiefs but also are an indication of societal attitude throughout history. Regalia reflect the long history of groups and their relations with others. The study highlighted the settlement history of Akwamu, their relations with the Ga and Danes on the Accra coast in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the per...