An Archaeology of Colonial Identity: Power and Material by Gavin Lucas

By Gavin Lucas

This booklet examines how colonial identities have been built within the Cape Colony of South Africa considering the fact that its institution within the 17th century as much as the 20th century. it really is an explicitly archaeological method yet which additionally attracts extra largely on documentary fabric to check how assorted humans within the colony – from settler to slave – built identities via fabric tradition. The booklet explores 3 key teams: The Dutch East India corporation, the unfastened settlers and the slaves, via a few archaeological websites and contexts. With the archaeological facts, the booklet examines how those diverse teams have been enmeshed inside of racial, sexual, and sophistication ideologies within the broader context of capitalism and colonialism, and attracts largely on present social concept, particularly post-colonialism, feminism and Marxism. This ebook is aimed essentially at archaeologists, yet also will allure historians and people drawn to cultural concept and fabric tradition stories. in particular, historic archaeologists and scholars of historic archaeology may be the basic readership and dealers.

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Early the following year, the ore-processing building needed repairs. In late 1746, he began a second phase of construction, working on a smelting house and 'water building' (waater muragie), which were completed over a year later in early 1748, progress having been delayed by damage from rains. He also started to build a coal store ikoolhuis) and smokehouse iroosthuis) in 1747. This new phase of building activity is indicated in the delivery records to the mine which reveal a marked increase in deliveries of planking and beams from late 1746 onwards.

20 Chapter 2 T a b l e 2 . 1 . C a r g o of t h e {Source: J o r g 1986: 115) Tea Textiles Woven Silks Raw Silks Nankeens* Porcelain Lacquerware Medicinal Roots Wood (ballast) Geldermalsen. 686, 997 pounds 5,240 pieces 9,935 pounds 3,060 pieces c. 239,200 pieces 625 pieces 4,936 60,000 pounds * Shiny linen Ocean in the 17th and 18th centuries: trade in exotic goods t h a t fetched very high prices back in Europe. Colonial settlement in places like Batavia and the Cape were all initially and primarily serving this one commercial interest.

The number of soldiers and sailors varied over time, with most of the men being replaced at one time or another, although there were also several desertions. The work started with about ten Company men, mostly soldiers with one sailor and a smith, but most of these were replaced after a year, only three of the original staying. Of these, only one man could be identified as lasting the whole course, the stijger, Johan Leendert Voogt. In 1746, five men from a nearby garrison (at Klapmuts) came to help as well as six more from Cape Town later in the year—though again, these may have replaced other men.

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