Hall 1978

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2018, using material provided by Gavin Whitelaw and eThembeni Cultural Heritage Management: In 1978 Martin Hall ran a winter school at the uMgungundlovu site (this winter school was probably run in conjunction with the Univeresity of Cape Town archaeology department). Martin Hall was granted a permit, per/1/183, "for excavation and removal of archaeological material from Mgungundlovu or the purposes of research". It was granted 14 February 1978, and lapsed 28 February 1981. Martin Hall's material is housed in the KZNM in boxes 78/132/1-82. This material includes 21 boxes of diagnostic and adiagnostic Zulu pottery sherds; 53 boxes of unanalysed, waste and diagnostic bone and teeth; 3 boxes of analysed beads with the analysis cards; 1 box of hut floor fragments; 2 boxes of carbon and seeds from all layers of the excavation; and also 2 boxes of metal and waste stone, iron remains, polished stones, dagga pipes, copper and brass bangle remains, slag, grindstones, glass, china and porcelain. During the excavation of Midden 3, he put a grid over the midden, most probably made up of 1x1 m squares. He then excavated in 7 adjoining blocks, each made up of several squares. This whole trench formed an 'L' shape. The KZNM has used the museum's index cards to produce a succinct digital record of the contents of the boxes excavated by Martin Hall in 1978. This is located within the KZNM's Asset Register. eThembeni was tasked with photographing the contents of a randomly chosen single sorting tray for each type of undiagnostic and diagnostic material, and for each field season. The FHYA has not endeavoured to check precisely how eThembeni interpreted this specification. The FHYA arranged this material into a 1978 'subseries' in which 'files' sit. These files contain digital 'items' which consist of the boxes and their contents.]



Hall 1978

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Event Actor Event Type Event Date Event Description
Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) Online curation 2016 -
KwaZulu-Natal Museum (KZNM) Custody 1978 -
Martin Hall Excavation 1978



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