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The historical archaeology of Vergelegen, an early farmstead at the Cape of Good Hope

Markell, A, Hall, M and Schrire, C 1995, 'The historical archaeology of Vergelegen, an early farmstead at the Cape of Good Hope' , Historical Archaeology, 29 (1) , pp. 10-34.

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Excavations at Vergelegen, a large estate in the Western Cape of South Africa that dates to the earliest years of the 18th century, have allowed archaeologists to address a number of questions about the nature of colonial settlement in this former Dutch colony. Primary among these were questions about slavery and about the interrelationships between slaves, colonists, and the indigenous inhabitants of the Cape of Good Hope. This article offers some of the results of this investigation, and an interpretation of those results in light of the original questions about slave community, slave-indigenous interaction, and early colonial architecture in the Cape.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Strategic Leadership Team
Journal or Publication Title: Historical Archaeology
Publisher: The Society for Historical Archaeology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0440-9213
Depositing User: AL Sherwin
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2009 09:28
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:02

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