A report on an archaeological impact assessment (AIA) for the proposed Photo-Voltaic Solar Power Generation Plant
on the farm 270 (Biesjesfontein) near Victoria West in the Northern Cape
Archaetnos cc was appointed by EScience & Associates, on behalf of Aurora Power Solutions, to conduct a Heritage Impact Assessment for a proposed Photo-Voltaic Solar Power Generation Plant on the farm 270 (Biesjesfontein), near the Victoria West Park in the Northern Cape Province.
A number of sites, some dating to the Stone Age and represented by scatters of stone artifacts (tools), as well as Historical sites, features and objects (dating to the Anglo Boer War and the late 19th century) were recorded in the area. The report provides a discussion of the finds and observations made during the fieldwork and also gives an indication of the methodology followed. It also indicates how to deal with any archaeological material that may be unearthed or disturbed during the development activities. Mitigation of the Archaeological and Historical sites is recommended.
From a Cultural Heritage point of view there should be no objection to the continuation of the proposed development, taking into consideration the conclusions and recommendations made at the end of this report.
A.J. Pelser - Accredited member of ASAPA