287pp., 4to., illus., maps, paperback, CD-Rom, FIrst SA Edition, Cape Town, 2015.
First published in the USA in 2014.
Documents the excavation, conservation and analysis of Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) artifacts at the Cape of Good Hope from the 1970s into the 1990s. Includes a CD-Rom with a video reconstruction of one of the V.O.C. outposts, a comprehensive catalogue of collections, and colour images of some of the artifacts.
Carmel Schrire is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick, USA. She is also the author of "Digging Through Darkness: chronicles of an archaeologist".