Sites

THIS IS THE ARCHIVE FOR SAHRIS 1.0


THIS SITE IS NOW AN ARCHIVE AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR MAKING APPLICATIONS

Please be aware that no content and application creation or changes to information on this version of SAHRIS will be retained.

To make applications or utilise SAHRIS for the creation of information, please use the new site:

https://sahris.org.za

Changes to SAHRIS!

The South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS) has undergone a generational upgrade and restructure. These changes to the site include, but are not limited to:

  • A new & modernised look and layout
  • Improved site usage flows with respect to applications and content creation
  • Improved site performance and stability

Launch for the new version of SAHRIS occurred on Monday the 30th of October 2023.

The new site can be found here:

SAHRIS | SAHRIS

NHP002

Group

SiteHeader

SiteID: 

36424

FullSiteName: 

Northern Hydroelectric Power 002

SiteCategory: 

PropertyIsSite: 

No

ReferenceList: 

Relationships: 

Group content visibility: 

Use group defaults

Author: 

sandiswa.mkuba

FeaturedSite?: 

NO
Post date: 11/02/2015
Alternate Code & Name: Site NH-S2
Site Comments:

Higher lying areas were characterized by a mixed MSA-LSA medium to low density of artefacts. MSA artefacts  are reminiscent of a Volman (1984) MSA 2b and MSA 3, characterized primarily by flakes and scraper forms. A few
probable macrolithic LSA artefacts were observed, but the emphasis on a microlithic LSA is noteworthy. MSA artefacts seem to be produced from a variety of raw materials including quartzite, dolorite and baked shale, while siliceous material remain the preferred raw material used for the production of LSA tools. Artefact densities varied quite radically across the higher lying areas, with the highest densities seemingly in the general vicinity of the NHS2 hill where artefact ratios (artefacts: m²) of up to 8:1 were recorded, but densities drop to ≤1:25 in places. Variation in context doesn’t seem to reflect on the lithic assemblage; in places the artefact context is characterized by calcrete rich surface deposits while in others more closely associated with granite outcrops and ranging to a general red Hutton sand context. Construction and inundation levels will affect at least portions of the Stone Age occurrence and it is recommended that a sample of assemblage be taken prior to development impact, preferably in the vicinity of the NH-S2 co-ordinate where of the best deposits were observed and where at least some stratigraphic depth can be inferred.

 
 

Search form