Archaeology Dreaming: Postapartheid Urban Imaginaries and the Remains of the Prestwich Street Dead

  • Nick Shepherd


Ten years and more after the political transition of 1994 South African archaeologists found themselves at the center of a divisive and bitterly contested public dispute.


Public Consultation Human Remains Public Meeting Green Point Burial Ground 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for African StudiesUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

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