Report on excavations at Penge, a first-millennium Doornkop settlement

Show simple item record Antonites, Alexander Antonites, A.R. (Annie) Kruger, Nelius Roodt, Frans 2015-03-03T08:47:32Z 2015-03-03T08:47:32Z 2014-10
dc.description.abstract 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 analysis suggests that the site is part of the Doornkop facies of northeastern South Africa. Radiocarbon results place occupation at between the seventh and ninth centuries AD. The faunal assemblage indicates the exploitation of domesticates and game, and the utilization of animal-based raw materials such as worked bone and shell. The data presented here contribute to the chronological, ceramic and subsistence database on early farming communities in the South African interior. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-03-30 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Antonites, AJ, Antonites, AR, Kruger, N & Roodt, F 2014, 'Report on excavations at Penge, a first-millennium Doornkop settlement', Southern African Humanities, vol. 26, pp. 177-192. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1681-5564 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2305-2791 (online)
dc.publisher KwaZulu-Natal Museum en_ZA
dc.rights KwaZulu-Natal Museum en_ZA
dc.subject Agropastoralists en_ZA
dc.subject Ceramics en_ZA
dc.subject Doornkop en_ZA
dc.subject Early farmers en_ZA
dc.subject Early Iron Age en_ZA
dc.subject Fauna en_ZA
dc.title Report on excavations at Penge, a first-millennium Doornkop settlement en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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