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Post date: 27/08/2015
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he Wildebeest Kuil 1 Rock Art site, a declared Provincial Heritage Site (2008), is characterized by a fairly prominent hill surrounded by a number of ‘kuils’ or non-perennial water holes and wetlands. The hill itself is host to more than 400 petroglyphs, including both naturalistic and abstract engravings, in fine-line and pecked technique. Later Stone Age (LSA) deposits are scattered about the immediate terrain with deposits closer to the hill indicative of residential outlines and activity or knapping areas; excavations in selected areas were done by Peter Beaumont and David Morris, McGregor Museum.  Here an interpretive display and educational film introduces the visitor to San Rock Art, the lifeways of the San and specifically Later Stone Age (LSA) archaeology. 

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The Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Center is situated at S28Å40’02.5”; E24Å39’03.6”, approximately 250m north of the site proper.
 
 

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