Besaansklip 14C Dates







Tuesday, May 16, 2023




The permit is issued to Dr Lloyd Rossouw (Florisbad Quaternary Research Station, National Museum Bloemfontein), in collaboration with Dr John Tyler Faith (University of Utah), to permanently export ten ostrich eggshell fragments from the Besaansklip fossil hyena den, Western Cape Province for radiocarbon dating at the AMS Laboratory at University of Arizona. The material is currently housed at the Florisbad Quaternary Research Station, National Museum Bloemfontein.


1. Only the selected representatives of the material stored in the collection may be exported.

2. The material must be carefully packed and all packaging must be clearly marked with the name of the site (if known), and the name and address of the permit holder or the Florisbad Quaternary Research Station, National Museum Bloemfontein.

3. The material will be couriered to the AMS Laboratory, University of Arizona.

4. Dr J. Tyler Faithis responsible for the analysis of the material and its transport to the above mentioned institutions/collections.

5. The samples must be used for study purposes only, and may not be sold or exchanged.

6. The material may not be loaned to any person or institution other than the above stated participants in the study, without the consent of SAHRA.

7. Destructive analysis or sampling may be undertaken.

8. A report on the activities undertaken in terms of this permit must be emailed to before 31 May 2024 using the template in the following link:

9. Copies of any papers that may result from the export of the material must be lodged with SAHRA.

10. SAHRA shall not be liable for any losses, damages or injuries to persons or properties as a result of any activities in connection with this permit.

11. SAHRA reserves the right to cancel this permit by notice to the permit holder.

12. Should any legal proceedings arise with regard to this permit or the transport and loan of the material, these proceedings must be addressed within in the South African legislative framework.

13. Request to renew permits must be done at least two months prior to the expiry of the existing permit.



PDF of Permit: 


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