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Maropeng collection 001

Group

Description

ObjectFormType: 

  • Lithic

ObjectMaterialType: 

  • Stone/Earth

Colours: 

  • Varied

DistinguishingFeatures: 

All lithics were made during the Early Stone Age and thus retain morphological features similar across the Techno-complex.

DimensionComment: 

Varied dimensions
History

ObjectAge: 

14 years 2 months ago

AgeComment: 

The stone tools are estimated at 1 million years old

GeologicalPeriod: 

  • Pleistocene

Provenance: 

These objects were excavated from pits M1, M2, M3, M4 and some were found in spoil heaps from building the Maropeng museum.

ReferenceList: 

CitationReferenceType
Pollarolo L. Susino G. Kuman K. and Bruxelles L. 2010. Acheulean artefacts at Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Gauteng Province, South Africa. The South African Archaeological Bulletin, pp.3-12.
Moll R.M. 2017. A technological study of the lithic artefacts from the Earlier Stone Age site of Maropeng in the Craddle of Humankind, Gauteng, South Africa (Masters dissertation).
 
 

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