Hall, Martin (Historical Archaeology)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_1390-2

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,...

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  1. Hall, M. 1984a. Pots and politics: Ceramic interpretation in southern Africa. World Archaeology 15: 262–273.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Hall, M. 1984b. The burden of tribalism: The social context of southern African Iron Age studies. American Antiquity 49: 455–467.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Hall, M. 1987. The changing past: Farmers, kings and traders in southern Africa, 200–1860. Cape Town: David Philip.Google Scholar
  4. Hall, M. 1996. Archaeology Africa. Cape Town: David Philip.Google Scholar
  5. Hall, M. 2000. Archaeology and the modern world: Colonial transcripts in South Africa and the Chesapeake. London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  6. Hall, M. 2016. Objects, images and texts, archaeology and violence. Journal of Social Archaeology 16 (1): 79–83.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Lucas, G. 2006. Archaeology at the edge. An archaeological dialogue with Martin Hall. Archaeological Dialogues 13: 56–67.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Martin Hall CV. n.d. Available at: http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/martin-hall-cv. Accessed 15 Nov 2017.

Further Readings

  1. Hall, M. 1981. Settlement patterns in the Iron Age of Zululand: An ecological interpretation, British Archaeological Reports International series 9. Oxford: Archaeopress.Google Scholar
  2. Hall, M. 1991. High and low in the townscapes of Dutch South America and South Africa: The dialectics of material culture. Social Dynamics 17: 41–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 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
  4. Hall, M. 1993. The archaeology of colonial settlement in southern Africa. Annual Review of Anthropology 22: 177–200.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Hall, M., and P. Bombardella. 2005. Las Vegas in Africa. Journal of Social Archaeology 5: 5–24.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

Section editors and affiliations

  • Patricia Fournier
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  1. 1.Posgrado en ArqueologíaEscuela Nacional de Antropología e HistoriaMéxicoMexico