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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Celliers, Jean-Pierre
URN etd-10082010-172050
Document Title Mekemeke : a study of the Archaeological sequence and interaction between two Swazi villages of the late 19th and early 20th century
Degree Master of Arts
Department Anthropology and Archaeology
Advisor Name Title
Dr M H Schoeman Co-Supervisor
Prof I Pikirayi Supervisor
  • material culture
  • identity
  • historic
  • group identity
  • contact
  • culture
  • archaeology
  • agency
  • Swazi
Date 2010-09-03
Availability unrestricted
A combination of archaeology, written historical evidence, oral history and ethnography was used to investigate contact between Swazi communities in the eastern Mpumalanga lowveld and the colonial frontier during19th century colonial expansion into the area. Archaeological data was collected from two Swazi residential sites, Mekemeke and eKusoleni. Oral traditions indicate that these sites were occupied from the mid 1860ís to the mid 1930ís. Data from these sites were compared in an effort to explore the changes in contact between the Swazi and Westerners intensified over time. The incorporation of new types of material culture was selective and guided by internal dynamics.

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Celliers, J-P 2009, Mekemeke : a study of the archaeological sequence and interaction between two Swazi villages of the late 19th and early 20th century, MA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-10082010-172050/ >


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