Title:

Human burials in hut circles at Sylvia Hill, S.W. Africa / Namibia

Author(s):
Publication Year:
1983
Abstract:

Three human skeletons found in association with a coastal hut complex at Sylvia Hill ((26°34'S, 14°36'E), are described. The skeletons represent chance discoveries made during a ground survey project carried out in 1981. Two of the burials were of Khoisan males, dated 510 ± 45 BP (Pta-3294) and 1070 ± 60 BP (Pta - 3295) respectively, and the third burial was of a neonate. All three individuals had been buried under cairns in collapsed hut circles with no associated grave goods. Descriptions and analyses by Professor Hertha de Villiers (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) are also included. Keywords: Namibia, Namib Desert, Gobabeb, Kuiseb River, desert environment, Topnaar community, indigenous people, endemic plants, archaeology, artefacts, Acanthosicyos horrida, Oryx gazella, hunter-gatherer, Stone Age culture, early man, desert adaptation.

Publication Title:

Cimbebasia

Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Pages:
102-106
Item Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
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