By Martin Hall
Archaeology and the fashionable World advances a brand new arguable thought of old archaeology. utilizing new case stories, Martin corridor evaluates the most important theoretical traditions in historic archaeology whereas contributing considerably to the controversy. during this learn the writer locations an emphasis on fabric tradition and the new previous to convey to gentle an image of an volatile and violent early colonial global within which fabric tradition performed a vital mediating position.
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The essence of this sort of power lay in its performance, and the association between claims to authority and its material expression have long been recognized. i: Kostof 199I: II 0-II). 4 The orderly grid of the Cape settlement. The grid of the street system continues into the geometric layout of the Company's garden. Map dated 1764, and drawn by Jacques Bellin for his Petit Atlas Maritime. geometrically regular urban citadel (Pollack 1991), and a model for many colonial settlements, including the Dutch East India Company's Castle at Table Bay.
Any man in the hospital was liable to be punished for sexual delinquency while under the medical regime. Absence for a night could result in a punishment known as the 'Dutch Garden' (a specific reference to feminine qualities) in which the miscreant was 'placed between three half-pikes and beaten with thin Spanish canes' (Mentzel 1921: 13). Beliefs in self-cures expressed a similar ambiguity about gender. Mentzel noted that he had 'heard from several who have been infected with this disease, that they cured themselves merely by eating a piece of meat or fat of a hippopotamus, and by drinking the melted fat' (Mentzel 1944: 256).
5). H ere is Mentzel's account of a funeral procession at the Cape: There may be as m any as \ 6 hired bearers who are each provided with bl ack crape bands, button holes, white gloves a nd a citron . The bier a nd the coffin are covered with a white cloth and over it is placed a pall of black cloth with silk fringes. T he sexton usua lly ac ts as undertaker and marshals the funeral procession. 5 Order in death: the funeral of Baron van Oudtshoorn, Cape Town, 1773 (Cape Archives, M 172). made to permit the formation of an orderly procession of mourners according to the precedence list that had been decided upon.
Archaeology and the Modern World: Colonial Transcripts in South Africa and Chesapeake by Martin Hall