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Archaeology at Mlawula

The Lubombo mountains were home to the prehistoric peoples of Africa. Early Stone Age tools and implements dating to one million years and beyond are found along the river beds and in the Lubombo ridges. In the eastern lowveld remains of Middle Stone Age peoples have been located some 50 to 100 thousand years old. Archaeological research has revealed that a complex of Stone Age cultures occupied the Mlawula and Siphiso Valleys over the last 30 thousand years. Evidence in the form of stone tools, bone remains, bead work, and early structures are found in the open, buried in alluvial and colluvial deposits, and in rock shelters.

Siphiso Rock Shelter

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