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Title:Stone Cairn Burials at Kokormatakore
Authors:Stiles, Daniel N.
Munro Hay, S.C.
Periodical:Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:prehistoric graves
Anthropology and Archaeology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00672708109511289
Abstract:Cairns and other drystone structures, most or all funerary, are the commonest class of monement in eastern Africa, but very few have been investigated archaeologically. An exception are the archaeological excavations of stone cairn burials conducted at Kokurmatakore, a lava cobble and boulder-strewn hill approximately 500 m east of Kalacha villaqe, in Marsabit district, northern Kenya, in August-September 1979 and March 1980. Six stone structures of varying styles have been excavated and all six were found to contain human burials. Fig., pl., ref.