Kalambo falls archaeological site

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Kalambo falls archaeological site is part of the Tentative list of Zambia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Kalambo Falls archaeological site (prehistoric settlement site) contains one of the longest histories of continuous human occupation in sub-Saharan Africa, with evidence of human activity over the period of more than 100,000 years, from the Early Stone Age until modern times. Archaeologists have found a wide range of tools and artefacts at the site, including an outstanding pear-shaped stone hand axe from the Early Stone Age and pottery from the Iron Age. Evidence of hearths, charred logs, and charcoal remains have shown that residents of the Kalambo Falls site were using fire systematically approximately 60,000 years ago during the Middle Stone Age.

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Full Name
Kalambo falls archaeological site
Country
Zambia
Added
1997
Type
Cultural
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1997 Added to Tentative List

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WHS 1997-2021