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Krans Nature Reserve
|Posted by Administrator (admin) on 01 Oct 2010|
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As many of you know a survey was done of the Krans Nature Reserve on 27th March by two teams from the South African Archaeological Society. Dr Janette Deacon has sent us a draft copy of the report of their findings, while she awaits answers to questions she has and comments from her team. In essence the report says that the two teams walked to and fro across the reserve, one starting in the north the other in the south, searching for stone tools and other artefacts. All items found were photographed and replaced. Each team had a GPS and tracked their search paths.
They report that the flat plateau above the valley of the
The great majority of the stone tools found in the Reserve are characteristic of the Middle Stone Age and the largest concentrations are towards the southern end where there is a substantial outcrop of grey quartzite. They include some good examples of prepared cores (stone artefacts that were designed to produce flakes of a predetermined size and shape) and snapped blades (sections of long blades that were deliberately snapped into smaller pieces for easy hafting). Middle Stone Age people probably returned to this valley many times between about 220,000 and 180,000 and again between 120,000 and 80,000 years ago when the climate was similar to the present.
A final report will come by the end of May. This is very exciting news for Heritage members, as recommendations to retain the Krans as an undisturbed area will form part of the conclusions and recommendations in our ongoing efforts to attract support for the retention of the Krans Nature Reserve and its official proclamation as such a reserve. The working group (Myrna Robins, Bruce Milne, Margaret Milne, Rob Leiper and Atholl Hay) are also acquiring supportive letters from
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