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The Grand Parade, Cape Town: Archaeological Excavations of the Seventeenth Century Fort de Goede Hoop

Gabeba Abrahams
The South African Archaeological Bulletin
Vol. 48, No. 157 (Jun., 1993), pp. 3-15
DOI: 10.2307/3888871
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3888871
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The Grand Parade, Cape Town: Archaeological Excavations of the Seventeenth Century Fort de Goede Hoop
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Abstract

A redevelopment programme for the Grand Parade was initiated by the Cape Town City Council in 1983. With the use of historical map overlays, the location of Jan van Riebeeck's Fort de Goede Hoop of 1652 was predicted in the affected area. From detailed archaeological excavations in 1990/91 and monitoring of the City Council trenches in the 1980s, remains of the Fort were identified and thousands of artefacts and faunal remains were recovered. The excavation provided evidence for early use of the site by Khoisan people, followed by the European Fort and settlement, the development of the Dutch trading enterprise and the position of the Cape within this trading network. A human burial was uncovered inside the Fort.

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