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photographic print

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  • Description

    Southern Africa, European adult male "sorting" archaeological finds. Sitting on edge of trench in front of "defensive wall" in rock-shelter [?]. Medium: Gelatin silver print. Format: One of four prints mounted on same card.

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  • Date

    • 20thC(early) (?)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.6 centimetres
    • Width: 16 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

        "(Armstrong) 4 Halftone Blocks..." Braunholtz's manuscript on front of mount]; "Fig (4) Upper levels of Area (1). Recent defensive wall in background. Defensice wall of Upper Bambata Age at ent of section. Major Harris sorting. view looking West. Rod 2 feet." [second manuscript on front of mount].
  • Curator's comments

    Geography: Bambata not identified in sources; other images in series depict Bambata area. Armstrong is member of expedition. Circumstances: One of a series of images which appear to depict same archaeological expedition, including Af,B78.1-17. Biography: Relationship of Armstrong to image is unclear.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Print mounted on acidic [?] paper.

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  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Braunholtz, who died in 1963, inscribed the image. Date range suggested by T Cotterill, 21/04/1998.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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