Arrowhead - "Cradle of Civilization" - South Africa
This arrowhead was self collected by my company, on expedition to South Africa, in October, 2009. It was discovered on a ranch in the vicinity to "Wonderwerk Cave," near Danielskuil, South Africa.
"Wonderwerk" means "miracle" and this cave has been under archaeological research for a long time.
The cave is a Natural Heritage site and is located at the base of a high cliff. It is comprised of three caves and two shelters. The archaeological deposit has accumulated in the caves and against the cliff face to a thickness of more than 20 meters. The oldest remains of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens) anywhere in the world were found at the Wonderwerk site. The site also contains some of the oldest, if not the oldest, evidence for the use of marine resources by humans anywhere in the world. There is archaeological evidence of human occupation in all archaeological layers, making this one of the longest inhabited caves on earth!
This arrowhead is estimated to be about 50,000 years old. Complex projectile weapon technology made its first appearance some 65,000 years ago with sporadic artifacts of this kind being sparsely found in the "Cradle of Civilization."
Arrowhead size: 57mm L X 34mm W X 5mm D, Weight: 25.7 grams
It is priceless artifact of ancient human history!
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