Diamond company mines illegally in heritage site rich in early stone age artefacts

19 March 2016 - 10:49 By Pericles Anetos

A heritage site in the Northern Cape‚ where there’s evidence it was inhabited more than two million years ago by humanity’s earliest ancestors‚ is about to be destroyed by mining operations‚ which started this month. Mining is taking place right inside the Canteen Kopje heritage site‚ near Barkly West‚ said Professor David Morris‚ head of archaeology at the McGregor Museum in Kimberley.

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