Middens on the Wild Coast

The museum has been documenting a midden (refuse heap of marine shells) which  has a human burial presentation. Unfortuneately over the years the midden has deflated and the human remains have eroded out. This is one of the larger middens documented in the area between Mazeppa Bay and Qora River mouth.

A study done this past weekend revealed that the skull and most other post cranial material is no longer in situ. Fortunately a record of the find was documented in previous years and may contribute to further studies of Khoisan burial sites, particularly in middens.

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