Declarations

Klasies River Cave Complex

SiteReference: 

DeclarationType: 

GazetteNo: 

39823

Gazette Date: 

Friday, March 18, 2016

NoticeNo: 

260

Notice Date: 

Friday, March 18, 2016

GazetteFile: 

AttachmentSize
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ShortDescription: 

Archaeological sites, the landscape and natural features of cultural significance and
structures situated on the Farms Klasies River Mouth; Geelhoutboom West Annex 664; and
Sandput Annexe 665, including a buffer zone extending into the intertidal zone, within the
Kou-Kamma Local Municipality, Humansdorp Magisterial District, Eastern Cape

FullDescription: 

The Klasies River Cave Complex has yielded some of the earliest and most extensive
evidence for anatomically modern humans in southern Africa, and some of the oldest
behavioural evidence for a coastal economy through the extensive use of marine resources
in Africa. The site also preserves the most extensive record on stone artefact technology,
food gathering and settlement organisation in the Middle Stone Age in sub-Saharan Africa.

 
 

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