Excavations at Njoro, Kenya


DURING the latter part of April and the beginning of May, preliminary excavations were carried out at a small rock-shelter in the forest near Njoro, Kenya Colony, and as a result, a new branch of the local neolithic stone-bowl culture was discovered presenting certain interesting features. This small rock-shelter had been used during the neolithic period not as a living site but as a place for disposal of the dead by incineration, and the particular method which was used in burning the bodies resulted in the preservation of a number of objects not usually found in stone-age sites, owing to their perishable nature.

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LEAKEY, L. Excavations at Njoro, Kenya. Nature 142, 319–320 (1938). https://doi.org/10.1038/142319a0

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