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Title:Spatial Identity and Expressions in a Stone Walled Complex on Kroondal
Author:Pistorius, Julius C.C.
Periodical:South African Journal of Ethnology
Geographic term:South Africa
Anthropology and Archaeology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:A stone walled complex on the farm Kroondal in the Rustenburg district, North-West, South Africa, was recently discovered. Investigation was carried out in order to ascertain whether any historical identity could be established for this stone walled complex and whether this complex meets criteria established for the spatial composition of Tswana villages studied in the Bankeveld on a macro and micro level. The hierarchical position of the complex as well as its spatial and social composition is explained using archaeological and ethnographic evidence derived from a Tswana 'kgoro' and 'kgorwana' (or 'kgotlana'). The conclusion is that, although a definite historical identity for the stone walled complex on Kroondal is not yet clear, the site's macro and micro settlement features are clearly those of a Tswana village. Bibliogr., sum. in English and Afrikaans.