The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa

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The Emergence of Modern Humans: The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa is part of the Tentative list of South Africa in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Emergence of Modern Humans: The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa is a serial nomination of six sites related to the emergence of modern humans (homo sapiens), mostly caves and rock shelters, where stone tool, charcoals, ashes, skulls and bones of homo sapiens. Some cave showed evidence of bone tools, arrowheads, marine-shells beads, grass bedding and medicinal plants. They represent well preserved states sequences from 200’000 to 20’000 years

Map of The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
The Emergence of Modern Humans: The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa
Country
South Africa
Added
2015
Type
Cultural
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2015 Revision

Includers former TWHS Pleistocene occupation sites of Klasies River, Border Cave, Wonderwerk Cave and comparable sites (1998) and name change to The Emergence of Modern Humans etc

2015 Added to Tentative List

2004 Revision

Formerly on T List as Klasies River Main Site (Caves 1 and 2) (1998)

The site has 6 locations

The Emergence of Modern Humans: The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa: Blombos Cave (T)
The Emergence of Modern Humans: The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa: Border Cave (T)
The Emergence of Modern Humans: The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa: Diepkloof (T)
The Emergence of Modern Humans: The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa: Klasies River (T)
The Emergence of Modern Humans: The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa: Pinnacle Point (T)
The Emergence of Modern Humans: The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa: Sibudu Cave (T)

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