Great Zimbabwe is an enormous complex of structures in East
Africa. Since the builders and occupants left no written records, several
theories have developed as to the identity of its builders and the functions of
the structures. Which theory makes the most sense?
Write a three to four (3-4) paragraph paper in which you:
state the “mystery” and provide a brief summary of at least two (2) reasonable
and scholarly theories which could explain the mystery. Because some theories
may sound far-fetched, include the source or promoter of each theory – such as
a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.
summarizing at least two (2) scholarly theories, identify one (1) of the
theories as the most plausible and provide at least two (2) convincing reasons
why the theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery. This
will involve some critical reasoning skills on your part.
3. Use at
least two (2) sources plus the class textbook. (Three  sources total as the
minimum) Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic
resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource