Objectives and Functions
This department is essential in order to prevent the loss of knowledge of the past through protection of archaeological sites and artifacts. The objectives of the Archaeology Department are:
(a) to undertake research into the past (archaeological survey)
(b) to protect and preserve the country's archaeological artifacts
The Archaeology Department was operational from 1977 to 1989, carrying out archaeological and ethnological studies within Swaziland, including excavation of the Sibebe and Siphiso Rock Shelters. Since this date, there have been no activities of this nature, and no staff employed under this Department. In addition, there are a number of artifacts and other objects for which no documentation is currently held by the SNTC.
Archaeological artifacts that have been preserved are housed in the National Museum.
Mines Mlawula Archaeology Objectives
Museum Archaeology Monuments
Resources Nature Reserves Tourism
Biodiversity Objectives/Legislation Programmes Miscellaneous