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An Infant Grave from K2 (Greefswald)
M. Steyn, W. C. Nienaber, M. Loots, J. H. Meiring and A. Meyer
The South African Archaeological Bulletin
Vol. 54, No. 170 (Dec., 1999), pp. 102-106
Published by: South African Archaeological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3889288
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Several skeletons have been found at the Mapungubwe complex of sites since its discovery in the 1930s. Another grave was discovered at K2 in 1998, when it began to erode out of Gardner's old profiles. The well-preserved remains are those of a small child of about nine months. This infant was buried in the great midden during the last phase of occupation at the site (Phase Two), as is evident from the profile of the grave. An unusual feature of this grave is the number of large, turquoise beads found around the infant's neck. Only one of these beads have previously been found at this site (on Mapungubwe Hill), and another one at Makahane.
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