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Title:Human Potburial from Greefswald
Author:Steyn, Maryna
Year:1995
Periodical:South African Journal of Ethnology
Volume:18
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:87-90
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:archaeology
prehistoric graves
Anthropology and Archaeology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:During archaeological excavations in 1993 a human pot burial was discovered on the farm Greefswald, near the southeastern perimeter of K2, an Iron Age settlement in Northern Transvaal, South Africa. The remains found inside the pot comprised the skull, mandible and upper three cervical vertebrae of an elderly male person of South African Negroid origin. V-shaped dental mutilation of the upper central incisors is present. It seems that pot burials have ritual significance, but the exact nature of the phenomenon remains to be studied. Bibliogr., sum. in English and Afrikaans.
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