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PING -Anthropologists/Archeologists
« on: August 23, 2011, 06:32:10 pm »
Any dogs with such teachings? We have a site on the farm with the remains of what was probably an iron smelting furnace. We have also found some milling stones and stone tools.

It is in the Waterberg, 25km from Ellisras. It is reachable by bike  :mwink:, and a stay over could be arranged at the tented camp, in exchange for campfire discussions on the topic.

I'm really fascinated by this and would really like to know a lot more about what went on there.


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Re: PING -Anthropologists
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 09:21:21 am »
Crossed-Up in Cape Town is an archaeologist.  Obviously he can't do what you ask.  PM him if he does not post as he may be able to make some suggestions.  It sounds interesting what you have & getting enlightened assistance, as you are doing, before doing anything is the correct approach.
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 09:49:03 am »
Thanks TT. I suppose I might be looking for the wrong 'ologist then? Or might it be a mix of the two fields?
 

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Re: PING -Anthropologists
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 10:04:45 am »
Hi Avontier

Thanks for your post.

I've brought it to the attention of a team who will be in the Transvaal quite soon.  They will come back to me if there is any possibility of getting to your farm for a quick look.  I'm waiting for their response.

The trouble is that they usually set off with a specific schedule and taking a day out is often not possible.  We'll see.  One of the team is an "archaeometallurgist" for whom the word "smelter" has deep allure.

PM me your contact details and I'll pass them along.
 

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Re: PING -Anthropologists/Archeologists
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 10:11:15 am »
I really hope they an make it! Where can I find some reading material on this?

See pm

Thanks  :thumleft: