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The historical archaeology of the impact of colonialism in 17th-century South Africa

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Carmel Schrire
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Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA

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The written sources are overwhelming for that great historical event, the conquest of the world by Europeans between the 15th and the 19th centuries. Historical archaeology, especially in north America, now provides an important source of evidence of a different character. But what was it like to receive Europeans on your shore, what was it like to be dispossesed? Here is a report specifically concerned with relations between native and newcomer at the Cape, one of those African regions which first felt the European impact.

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