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Ancient eggshells and a hoard of crystals reveal early human innovation and ritual in the Kalahari – The Conversation AU

Researchers unearthed the 105,000-year-old artefacts from a spiritual site in southern Africa. Although far from the coast, the area is associated with stories…



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A rockshelter in South Africas Kalahari documents the innovative behaviours of early humans who lived there 105,000 years ago. We report the new evidence today in Nature.
The rockshelter site is at Ga-Mohana Hill a striking feature that stands proudly above an expansive savanna landscape.
Many residents of nearby towns consider Ga-Mohana a spiritual place, linked to stories of a great water snake. Some community members use the area for prayer and ritual. The hill is associated with mystery, fear…

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