Celebrating Fifty Years of Archaeology-Remembering Past Staff: Dr Martin Hall
Martin Hall was born in Guildford, England. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University in 1974 before joining what was then the Natal Museum in 1975 as an enthnoarchaeologist. During his time at the museum, Hall excavated at uMgungundlovu and also in the Umfolozi River Catchment Area. He contributed numerous research articles on the Iron Age and the Historical Archaeology of KwaZulu-Natal. While in Pietermaritzburg, he completed his PhD at Cambridge. Following this, he moved to the South African Museum as Chief Professional Officer in 1980 and in 1983 he joined the University of Cape Town (UCT). Hall served as Deputy Vice Chancellor of UCT from 2002 until 2008 before becoming Vice-Chancellor at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at UCT.