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SiteReference: 

RecordingGroup

General

AutoID: 

NKI-002 - 19/03/2011

Author: 

sandiswa.mkuba

RecordingDate: 

19/03/2011 - 15:33 to 01/09/2022 - 15:33

PrimaryRecording?: 

Yes

Recorders: 

Udo Kusel

SiteComments: 

The historic site (No.2) most probably dates to the 1940 -50`s. The well constructed stone walls are to a large extent due to excellent building stone of the area. The stones are flat and very hard, a type of metamorphic slate that is easily stacked on to each other. The ruin of the house is built with dressed stone. The builder was a person who had mastered the craft of stone dressing and building. From observation it seems that this site originally was an archaeological site re used as a cattle enclosure by the owner of the farm, see photograph. To the east of the cattle kraal is a cattle dip. The dip is typical of early dips introduced to control ticks. The cattle had to go from the cattle enclosure through the dip to the drying enclosure which is paved to collect the dip water. This structure is unique with its walling made of large flat pieces of hardened slate planted in an upright position. Proof of archaeological stone being reused is the one large slab with circular engravings. These engravings are typical of Iron Age sites of the eastern escarpment especially in the Lydenburg area. The position of the rock art is marked with a large dot on the Google site 2 map, see photographs (Maggs, 1995 a & b).

RecordingMedia: 

  • Digital Photos
  • GPS
 
 

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