A Phosphate Analysis of Stone-Walled Structures in the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

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dc.contributor.author Ensor-Smith, Jesse
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-03T14:04:15Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-03T14:04:15Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/12620
dc.description Research Report submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Degree of BSc Honours in Archaeology en_ZA
dc.description.abstract With the purpose of confirming the “kraal index” created by Sadr and Rodier (2012), a group of stone-walled structures in the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve were selected for study. Confirming this involved testing for livestock presence in the inner enclosures of Group III stone-walled complexes. Phosphate testing of the inner enclosures revealed the absence of evidence showing the presence of livestock occupation. This may be because of the phosphate testing method used. It may also be because of different culture factors involving the recycling of dung as fuel and kraal maintenance. The probability of each hypothesis is weighed up against the supporting data captured by the phosphate analyses. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject archaeology, soil phosphate analysis, pre-colonial stone walled structures, Iron Age, South Africa en_ZA
dc.title A Phosphate Analysis of Stone-Walled Structures in the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA


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