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Blombos Cave. South Africa. Blombos cave. The Blombos cave is in a calcarentine limestone cliff in the Southern C ape coast in South A frica. Archeological investigations first began in 1991. Things found :. Bifacial points Spear points:

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Blombos cave

Blombos Cave

South Africa


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Blombos cave

  • The Blombos cave is in a calcarentine limestone cliff in the Southern Cape coast in South Africa.

  • Archeological investigations first began in 1991.


Things found
Things found:

  • Bifacial points

  • Spear points:

    • According to an experiment of the points, the technique called pressure flaking was used to sharpen the points. This technique was believed to appear first in Europe 20,000 years ago.

  • Bone tools

  • Ochre engraved with geometric patterns

  • Human remains


Resources
Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blombos_cave

http://cogweb.ucla.edu/ep/Blombos.html#top

http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/prehistoric/blombos-cave-art.htm


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