Konso Cultural Landscape

konso cultural landscape in ethiopia

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Konso Cultural Landscape

Facts to Know About the Konso Cultural Landscape

The Konso Cultural Landscape is described as being an arid and rocky environment.

It is a remarkable example of human persistence as the inhabitants adapted to their hostile surroundings and survived for more than 400 years (over 20 generations).

The place is made up of dry stone walled terraces built to save the soil from erosion as well as to conserve water.

It exhibits a living cultural tradition with walled towns or paletas located on the high plains of the summit.

Stone steles and wooden anthropomorphic statures can be witnessed at this location.