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Notes on Archaeology and Prehistoric Mining in the Kruger National Park

J. Verhoef
Koedoe | Vol 29, No 1 | a527 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v29i1.527 | © 1986 J. Verhoef | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 November 1986 | Published: 27 November 1986

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J. Verhoef, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Abstract

Archaeological research in the Kruger National Park (KNP) was formally instituted in 1963. During 1973 the National Parks Board of Trustees allocated an archaeo-ethnological research project to the Department of Archaeology, University of Pretoria and this step revealed that the KNP has an important archaelogical research potential. A review of these reconnaissance activities (between 1973-1983) is given and the chronology of archaeological sites and finds (Early, Middle and Late Stone Ages) in the KNP are briefly discussed. Data are also presented on the Iron Age and localities of prehistoric mining activities are identified.

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Kruger National Park, archaeology, Stone Age, Iron Age, prehistoric mining, Masorini.

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