Identifying the dead : eighteenth century mortuary practices at Cobern Street, Cape Town

dc.contributor.advisorHall, Martinen_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorMorris, Alanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorApollonio, Heatheren_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-26T06:15:20Z
dc.date.available2014-12-26T06:15:20Z
dc.date.issued1998en_ZA
dc.descriptionSummary in English.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractA unique opportunity to study historic burial practices in Cape Town arose in 1994 when construction activities at Cobern Street, Green Point revealed an eighteenth century burial ground. Subsequent salvage excavations unearthed approximately 65 burials and scattered skeletal material (both historical and precolonial) representing a total of 121 individuals. A variety of cultural material was found with the burials. The following is a summary of the excavation activities, and a detailed description of the burial patterns and grave goods unearthed at the site. An attempt is made to construct a cultural identity for the Cobern Street burials, and to determine what, if anything, burial practices have to contribute to our understanding of eighteenth century colonial society. The burial patterns were divided into four analytical categories, covering a spectrum ranging from the Later Stone Age to the end of the eighteenth century. The artefacts are divided into six groups; Later Stone Age artefacts, coffin hardware, burial items, clothing accessories, personal items (excluding clothing residues), and intrusive items. Burial items and artefacts are considered against the spatial layout of the site to determine that Cobern Street was used as used as an informal cemetery by lower class members of Colonial Cape society, primarily during the eighteenth century.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationApollonio, H. (1998). <i>Identifying the dead : eighteenth century mortuary practices at Cobern Street, Cape Town</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Archaeology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10041en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationApollonio, Heather. <i>"Identifying the dead : eighteenth century mortuary practices at Cobern Street, Cape Town."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Archaeology, 1998. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10041en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationApollonio, H. 1998. Identifying the dead : eighteenth century mortuary practices at Cobern Street, Cape Town. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Apollonio, Heather AB - A unique opportunity to study historic burial practices in Cape Town arose in 1994 when construction activities at Cobern Street, Green Point revealed an eighteenth century burial ground. Subsequent salvage excavations unearthed approximately 65 burials and scattered skeletal material (both historical and precolonial) representing a total of 121 individuals. A variety of cultural material was found with the burials. The following is a summary of the excavation activities, and a detailed description of the burial patterns and grave goods unearthed at the site. An attempt is made to construct a cultural identity for the Cobern Street burials, and to determine what, if anything, burial practices have to contribute to our understanding of eighteenth century colonial society. The burial patterns were divided into four analytical categories, covering a spectrum ranging from the Later Stone Age to the end of the eighteenth century. The artefacts are divided into six groups; Later Stone Age artefacts, coffin hardware, burial items, clothing accessories, personal items (excluding clothing residues), and intrusive items. Burial items and artefacts are considered against the spatial layout of the site to determine that Cobern Street was used as used as an informal cemetery by lower class members of Colonial Cape society, primarily during the eighteenth century. DA - 1998 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1998 T1 - Identifying the dead : eighteenth century mortuary practices at Cobern Street, Cape Town TI - Identifying the dead : eighteenth century mortuary practices at Cobern Street, Cape Town UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10041 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/10041
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationApollonio H. Identifying the dead : eighteenth century mortuary practices at Cobern Street, Cape Town. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Archaeology, 1998 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10041en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Archaeologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Scienceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherArchaeologyen_ZA
dc.titleIdentifying the dead : eighteenth century mortuary practices at Cobern Street, Cape Townen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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