Heads and tales
Hall, M 1996, 'Heads and tales' , Representations (54) , pp. 104-123.
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On 5 September 1871 Carl Mauch, an energetic and credulous explorer of central southern Africa, was led along a "long line of tumbled down stones" to "masses of rubble and parts of walls and dense thickets"; the place that was to become known as Great Zimbabwe. In 1956 or 1957 (the record is unclear), a schoolboy exploring the veld several hundred kilometers to the south discovered the sherds of a broken terra-cotta head. The pieces, which fitted easily together, showed two heavily lidded eyes and a nose, clearly part of a human face, now known as the Lydenburg Heads.
|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 > Centre for Social Justice Research|
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|Journal or Publication Title:||Representations|
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Depositing User:||AL Sherwin|
|Date Deposited:||10 Dec 2009 11:08|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 11:55|
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