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  • #1049

    Story of Sapiens
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    Peers Cave

    Site Type:
    Fossil Site
    Location:
    South Africa
    Name:
    Peers Cave
    Alternative Name/s:
    Fish Hoek
    Skildergat
    Coordinates:
    https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=-34.11931&mlon=18.40757&zoom=12#map=7/-34.121/18.413

    Notable Discoveries:
    SAM-AP 4692 / SAM 4692 / Fish Hoek 1 / Fish Hoek Man
    SAM 4838
    SAM 4839
    SAM 4840
    SAM 4841
    Additional Notes:
    9 skeletons were found, though only 1 has scientific data.

     [4]

     [3]

    SAM-AP 4692 / SAM 4692 / Fish Hoek 1 / Fish Hoek Man

    Site:
    Peers Cave
    Species:
    H. sapiens
    Year of Discovery:
    1927 – 1929 [1][2][3]
    Discovered by:
    Bertie Peers [1][2][6][8]
    Victor Peers [1][2][6]
    Geological Age:
    About 7,000 years old [5]
    7,145 – 7,457 years old [6]
    Cultural Attribution:

    Developmental Age:
    About 30 years old [3]
    Presumed Sex:
    Male [2]
    Preserved Skeletal Party:
    Skeleton
    Cranium, Mandible and Skeletal remains [8]
    Preservation:

    Preservation Details:

    Anatomical Description:

    Additional Notes:

     [2]

     [6]

     [6]

     [7]

    SAM 4838

    Site:
    Peers Cave
    Species:
    H. sapiens
    Year of Discovery:
    1926 [8]
    Discovered by:
    Victor Peers [8]
    Geological Age:

    Cultural Attribution:

    Developmental Age:

    Presumed Sex:

    Preserved Skeletal Party:
    Cranium, Mandible and Skeletal remains [8]
    Preservation:

    Preservation Details:

    Anatomical Description:

    Additional Notes:

     

    SAM 4839

    Site:
    Peers Cave
    Species:
    H. sapiens
    Year of Discovery:
    1926 [8]
    Discovered by:
    Victor Peers [8]
    Geological Age:

    Cultural Attribution:

    Developmental Age:

    Presumed Sex:

    Preserved Skeletal Party:
    Cranium, Mandible and Skeletal remains [8]
    Preservation:

    Preservation Details:

    Anatomical Description:

    Additional Notes:

     

    SAM 4840

    Site:
    Peers Cave
    Species:
    H. sapiens
    Year of Discovery:
    1926 [8]
    Discovered by:
    Victor Peers [8]
    Geological Age:

    Cultural Attribution:

    Developmental Age:

    Presumed Sex:

    Preserved Skeletal Party:
    Cranium, Mandible and Skeletal remains [8]
    Preservation:

    Preservation Details:

    Anatomical Description:

    Additional Notes:

     

    SAM 4841

    Site:
    Peers Cave
    Species:
    H. sapiens
    Year of Discovery:
    1926 [8]
    Discovered by:
    Victor Peers [8]
    Geological Age:

    Cultural Attribution:

    Developmental Age:

    Presumed Sex:

    Preserved Skeletal Party:
    Skeletal remains [8]
    Preservation:

    Preservation Details:

    Anatomical Description:

    Additional Notes:

     

    Sources:
    [1] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_Hoek
    [2] – http://www.efossils.org/page/boneviewer/Homo%20sapiens/SAM-AP4692
    [3] – https://mirrorintheground.com/remembering-and-forgetting-peers-cave
    [4] – http://www.turtlesa.com/peerscave.html
    [5] – https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC2M0FB_peers-cave-skildergat?
    [6] – A mid-Holocene AMS 14C date for the presumed Upper Pleistocene human skeleton from Peers Cave, South Africa
    [7] – https://gosouth.co.za/peers-cave-and-the-fish-hoek-man/
    [8] – A Master Catalogue: Holocene Human Skeletons from South Africa (1993)

    #1053

    Story of Sapiens
    Keymaster

    Source: [2]
    Description: SAM-AP 4692

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    #1057

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: [3]
    Description: Victor Peers in Peers Cave. Collection of the South African Museum

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    #1062

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    Source: http://www.turtlesa.com/peerscave.html
    Description: Peers Cave

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    #1066

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    Source: [3]

    It was probably occupied on and off for the last 200 000 years.

    #1067

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/The-Peers-Cave-SAM-AP-4692-cranium-original-Lateral-view-left-and-anterior-view_fig2_24260124
    Description: The Peers Cave (SAM-AP 4692) cranium (original). Lateral view. When the last cast of the cranium was made by technicians at Iziko South African museum during the late 1980’s, the left orbit and nasal regions were filled with clay (still in place) as a measure to protect already damaged bones.

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    #1069

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    Source: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/The-Peers-Cave-SAM-AP-4692-cranium-original-Lateral-view-left-and-anterior-view_fig2_24260124
    Description: The Peers Cave (SAM-AP 4692) cranium (original). Anterior view. When the last cast of the cranium was made by technicians at Iziko South African museum during the late 1980’s, the left orbit and nasal regions were filled with clay (still in place) as a measure to protect already damaged bones.

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    #1071

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    Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/24260124_A_mid-Holocene_AMS_14C_date_for_the_presumed_Upper_Pleistocene_human_skeleton_from_Peers_Cave_South_Africa

    During the course of their various excavations, the Peers discovered a total of nine human skeletons. Associated with many of these (SAM-AP 4692 being the exception) were ostrich eggshell beads, shell pendants, rusted iron, a leather bag, fragments of woven reed, mother-of-pearl ornaments, pieces of rope, bored stones, bone awls, and arrow points.

    #1073

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: Story of the Fish Hoek Valley from the Beginning of Time. Fish Hoek, Malcolm M Cobern, M.M. Cobern, 1984.
    Description: Bertie Peers with the skull discovered in the cave

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    #1075

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    Source: Story of the Fish Hoek Valley from the Beginning of Time. Fish Hoek, Malcolm M Cobern, M.M. Cobern, 1984.
    Description: Bertie Peers inside Skildergat Cave (now Peers Cave)

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    #1078

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: [5]

    “The skeleton (its position is labeled in the drawing) is often mentioned in histories of the area as being 12,000 years old. This turns out not to be true”

    “This cave contains traces of humans living here as long ago as 200,000 years ago.”

    “we know that the majority of the sediment in the cave contained Middle Stone Age tools of types dated to around 70,000-60,000 years ago.”

    “The upper portions of the cave have evidence of more recent people, from within the last 10,000 years.”

    ” The preservation of this skeleton did not match the other animal bones found in the same layer. These were very fragmentary compared to the fairly intact human skeleton.”

    “…They dated the skeleton directly, and determined it to be just over 7000 years old. Even though it is much younger than previously thought, it is still one of the oldest skeletons found in the region.”

    #1082

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: https://gosouth.co.za/peers-cave-and-the-fish-hoek-man/
    Description: The skull of Fish Hoek Man…

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    #1276

    Story of Sapiens
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    [8] has several fossil specimens that are yet to be inputted into this page.

     

    [Edit] – I have now inputted them with the provided accompanying data.

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