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    Story of Sapiens
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    Knysna Heads

    Site Type:
    Fossil Site
    Location:
    South Africa
    Name:
    Knysna Heads
    Coordinates:
    https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=-34.0763889&mlon=23.0638889&zoom=15#map=7/-34.076/23.064

    Notable Discoveries:
    SAM 7
    UCT 156

     [3]

    SAM 7

    Site:
    Knysna Heads
    Species:
    H. sapiens
    Year of Discovery:
    1903 [1]
    Discovered by:
    J. M. Bain [1]
    Geological Age:

    Cultural Attribution:

    Developmental Age:

    Presumed Sex:

    Preserved Skeletal Party:
    Cranium [1]
    Skeleton (Incomplete) [1]
    Preservation:

    Preservation Details:

    Anatomical Description:

    Additional Notes:

    UCT 156

    Site:
    Knysna Heads
    Species:
    H. sapiens
    Year of Discovery:
    1947 [1]
    Discovered by:
    W. Sharples [1]
    Geological Age:
    10,110 years old [2]
    Cultural Attribution:

    Developmental Age:

    Presumed Sex:

    Preserved Skeletal Party:
    Cranium [1][2]
    Preservation:

    Preservation Details:

    Anatomical Description:

    Additional Notes:
    From excavation by J. Benn in 1895 [1]

    Sources:
    [1] – A Master Catalogue: Holocene Human Skeletons from South Africa (1993)
    [2] – Supplementary material to: Pleistocene Homo and the updated Stone Age sequence of South Africa
    [3] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Knysna_Koppe.JPG

    #1403

    Story of Sapiens
    Keymaster

    #1404

    Story of Sapiens
    Keymaster

    According to [1], SAM 7 and UCT 156 are the only listings at ‘Knysna Heads’. It is worth noting, however, that there are a number of other specimens at the more general ‘Knysna’ location, four specimens at ‘Groot River, Knysna’, one specimen ‘a few miles from Knysna’, one specimen ‘near Knysna’, and four specimens at the ‘Commonage site’ at Knysna. No dating for the geographical age is provided for any of these from this source, but it is worth re-visiting later.

    #1407

    Story of Sapiens
    Keymaster

    Source: [3]
    Description: Where the lagoon meets the ocean
    Author: Oesjaar

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