Conservation of the Stone Age Diepkloof Rock Shelter near Elands Bay

This project involves the conservation and documentation of the archaeological site.

The 60-thousand-year-old fragments of decoratively engraved ostrich eggshells discovered at the Stone Age site of Diepkloof Rock Shelter are among the earliest known examples of storage and transport vessels anywhere in the world. [Photo credit: Project organizer]

Project Details


Location: South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Heritage Western Cape Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $32,606 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2019 Project Status: Active
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