The archaeology of Paradise

Hall, M, Malan, A, Amann, S, Honeyman, L, Kiser, T and Ritchie, G 1993, 'The archaeology of Paradise' , South African Archaeological Society. Goodwin Series, 7 , pp. 40-58.

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Excavations at the Dutch East India Company post of Paradise have revealed a well-dated, stratified sequence of architectural change at a single location. The main house and outbuildings were substantially rebuilt or altered during the site's occupation in the eighteenth century. Combined evidence from excavated artefacts and the household inventory, written after the death of Master Woodcutter Salomon Bosch at Paradise in 1768, provided a fruitful record of domestic material culture. Comparison between the faunal remains from the postholder's house and an outbuilding occupied by Company soldiers or labourers indicated status differentiation within the site.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > No Research Centre
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: South African Archaeological Society. Goodwin Series
Publisher: South African Archaeological Society
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 03043460
Depositing User: AL Sherwin
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2009 09:30
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:12

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