Hall, Martin (Historical Archaeology)
Basic Biographical Information
Professor Martin Hall was born in Guildford and spent his youth in the south of England. He studied Archaeology (both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) at Cambridge University where he was influenced by David Clarke and Eric Higgs. Although he had initially wanted to study Sociology, he took Anthropology and Archaeology in his 1st year and, after a fieldtrip to Bulgaria, switched his interest to Archaeology. After working as a contract archaeologist in London and assisting on Stone Age excavations in Lesotho, he embarked on Ph.D. fieldwork on the South African Iron Age under the supervision of David Clarke. He was employed as an ethnoarchaeologist at the Natal Museum (today the KwaZulu-Natal Museum) in Pietermaritzburg from 1975, taking up the appointment of Chief Archaeologist at the South African Museum in Cape Town upon the completion of his doctorate in 1980. He joined the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town in 1983,...
- Hall, M. 1987. The changing past: Farmers, kings and traders in southern Africa, 200–1860. Cape Town: David Philip.Google Scholar
- Hall, M. 1996. Archaeology Africa. Cape Town: David Philip.Google Scholar
- Hall, M. 2000. Archaeology and the modern world: Colonial transcripts in South Africa and the Chesapeake. London: Routledge.Google Scholar
- Martin Hall CV. n.d. Available at: http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/martin-hall-cv. Accessed 15 Nov 2017.
- Hall, M. 1981. Settlement patterns in the Iron Age of Zululand: An ecological interpretation, British Archaeological Reports International series 9. Oxford: Archaeopress.Google Scholar
- Hall, M. 1992. Small things and the mobile, conflictual fusion of power, fear and desire. In The art and mystery of historical archaeology. Essays in honor of James Deetz, ed. A. Yentsch and M.C. Beaudry, 373–400. Boca Raton: CRC.Google Scholar