Browsing Research Articles (Anthropology and Archaeology) by Title

Browsing Research Articles (Anthropology and Archaeology) by Title

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  • Ndlovu, Ndukuyakhe; Smith, Benjamin (Springer, 2019-06)
    This article examines the political and institutional dimensions of archaeological practice in South Africa during the apartheid era and since the transition to democratic rule in 1994. We focus on the archaeological ...
  • Pikirayi, Innocent (Routledge, 2012-02)
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  • Trapido, Joseph (Edinburgh University Press, 2011)
    This essay presents a history of the mikiliste, the high-living bon vivant who travels to Europe and is a central figure in Kinois urban mythology. It looks in particular at the highly theatrical exchanges engaged in by ...
  • Martin, Marina (Taylor and Francis, 2015-02)
    This discussion contributes to the history of the colonial rule of law that governed market practice in India using the South Asian indigenous credit institution known as hundi. A centuries-old artery of credit for Indian ...
  • Jansen van Rensburg, N.S. (Fanie) (Historical Association of South Africa, 2012-05)
    This article indicates the importance of a thorough study of local sources on protest action by township residents in Makweteng (earlier known as Potchefstroom’s native location) against oppressive laws and policies in ...
  • Skoglund, Pontus; Thompson, Jessica C.; Prendergast, Mary E.; Mittnik, Alissa; Sirak, Kendra; Hajdinjak, Mateja; Salie, Tasneem; Rohland, Nadin; Mallick, Swapan; Peltzer, Alexander; Heinze, Anja; Olalde, Iñigo; Ferry, Matthew; Harney, Eadaoin; Michel, Megan; Stewardson, Kristin; Cerezo-Román, Jessica I.; Chiumia, Chrissy; Crowther, Alison; Gomani-Chindebvu, Elizabeth; Gidna, Agness O.; Grillo, Katherine M.; Helenius, I. Taneli; Hellenthal, Garrett; Helm, Richard; Horton, Mark; López, Saioa; Mabulla, Audax Z.P.; Parkington, John; Shipton, Ceri; Thomas, Mark G.; Tibesasa, Ruth; Welling, Menno; Hayes, Vanessa M.; Kennett, Douglas J.; Ramesar, Raj; Meyer, Matthias; Pääbo, Svante; Patterson, Nick; Morris, Alan G.; Boivin, Nicole; Pinhasi, Ron; Krause, Johannes; Reich, David (Elsevier, 2017-09)
    We assembled genome-wide data from 16 prehistoric Africans. We show that the anciently divergent lineage that comprises the primary ancestry of the southern African San had a wider distribution in the past, contributing ...
  • Majombozi, Ziyanda (Routledge, 2018-04)
    This is a commentary on Carina Truyts’s photo essay entitled “Trash, Teaching and the City: The ‘Big Hole Counter Narrative’ project and the ‘Urban Anthropology: Research Methods and Fieldwork’ Course at Sol Plaatje University.”
  • Forssman, Tim (South African Archaeological Society, 2015-04)
    In this paper I describe my recent journey through the lower Omo Valley where I visited various tribal groups and witnessed a Hamer bull-jumping ceremony. The aim with this article is to present African life-systems ...
  • Shipton, Ceri; Crowther, Alison; Kourampas, Nikos; Prendergast, Mary E.; Horton, Mark; Douka, Katerina; Schwenninger, Jean-Luc; Faulkner, Patrick; Quintana Morales, Eréndira M.; Langley, Michelle C.; Tibesasa, Ruth; Picornell-Gelabert, Llorenc; Wilmsen, Edwin N.; Doherty, Chris; Veall, Margaret-Ashley; Ali, Abdallah K.; Petraglia, Michael D.; Boivin, Nicole (Routledge, 2016-02)
    The late Pleistocene and Holocene history of eastern Africa is complex and major gaps remain in our understanding of human occupation during this period. Questions concerning the identities, geographical distributions ...
  • Lemke, Stefanie; Jansen van Rensburg, N.S. (Fanie) (Routledge, 2014-09)
    This article explores living conditions, livelihoods and prospects of farmworkers with regard to land reform legislation. Research was conducted from 2004 to 2010 on four farms in the North West Province, interviewing ...
  • Schoeman, Maria H.; Pikirayi, Innocent (Routledge, 2011-10)
    Apartheid's lingering ghost ensures that repatriation processes in South Africa are complex. Apartheid ideology not only separated black and white, but also made ethnicity the prime identity for Africans, many of whom ...
  • Antonites, Alexander; Antonites, A.R. (Annie); Kruger, Nelius; Roodt, Frans (KwaZulu-Natal Museum, 2014-10)
    Penge is an Early Iron Age farming settlement in the Sekhukhuneland region of Limpopo Province. Excavations were conducted in 2005 as part of a mitigation process for the expansion of the Penge town waterworks. Ceramic ...
  • Rakopoulos, Theodoros (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014-10)
    Scholarly approaches to the Greek crisis usually centered on its political character, tackle it as “a state of exception” or emphasize its “exceptional” features. Departing from a discussion on the nature of the crisis, ...
  • Rakopoulos, Theodoros (Routledge, 2013)
    This article discusses a case of popular social response to imposed austerity and recession in Greece. It focuses on the antimiddleman movement in an Athens suburb. It also addresses the broader picture of the current ...
  • Makhetha, Esther (Routledge, 2017-09)
    Diamond mining in the rural highlands of Lesotho has taken different forms over the past century: unregulated diamond digging by locals and “migrant” diggers in the early 1950s; regulated diamond mining by a state-sponsored ...
  • Van Vuuren, Chris J.; Boonzaaier, C.C. (Southern African Alliance for Sport Science, Physical Education and Recreation, 2014)
    The Comrades Marathon is a dominating event on the annual sport calendar in South Africa. The race challenges its participants in terms of a combination of constraints, such as the spatial, physical, temporal and the ...
  • Faulstich, Paul; Tacon, Paul S. C. (Paul Stephen Charles), 1958-; Ouzman, Sven (Western Academic & Specialist Press, 2003)
    This paper introduces to the Before Farming readership a selection of 14 rock-art-centric papers arranged around three key human relationships. These comprise the relationships people have with other people (colonialism), ...
  • Boonzaaier, C.C. (Routledge, 2010)
    The First World rationale for nature conservation is usually the aesthetic and recreational experiences and opportunities that nature provides and its scientific importance, but rural populations in Africa tend to focus ...
  • Thebe, Vusilizwe; Mutyatyu, Sara (Transnational Press London, 2017-05)
    In this article, we cast some doubts on contemporary initiatives to formalise remittance channels by focusing on particular dynamics of the informal 'malayisha' system on the South Africa/Zimbabwe remittance corridor. We ...
  • Laterza, Vito (Routledge, 2013)
    The diverse research activities carried out in the Human Economy Project focus on the economic practices that people on the ground perform in their everyday life, and the interactions between these actions and larger-scale ...