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Sehonghong: The Late Holocene Assemblages with Pottery

Peter J. Mitchell
The South African Archaeological Bulletin
Vol. 51, No. 163 (Jun., 1996), pp. 17-25
DOI: 10.2307/3888928
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3888928
Page Count: 9
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Sehonghong: The Late Holocene Assemblages with Pottery
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Abstract

The late Holocene assemblages with pottery from recent excavations at Sehonghong rock shelter, Lesotho, are described. Reoccupation of Sehonghong after a gap of several millennia seems to have been part of a general pattern in the southern Drakensberg and Maluti Mountains at this time, perhaps linked to the end of the period of neoglacial advance. Radiocarbon dates associated with pottery at Sehonghong are consistent with recent suggestions that ceramics were adopted in southeastern southern Africa in advance of the spread of an agricultural economy into the region. The establishment of Early Iron Age populations in KwaZulu-Natal may, however, have hindered the access of people using Sehonghong to seashell ornaments derived from the Indian Ocean coast. Conversely, large numbers of ostrich eggshell beads and finds of pressure-flaked stone arrow tips from Sehonghong and other sites in the Lesotho highlands point to a strengthening of social ties with areas to the west during the late Holocene.

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