A report on a heritage impact assessment for erf 354, Piketberg, Western Cape Province


Archaetnos cc was appointed by the Bergrivier Municipality to conduct a heritage impact assessment for a proposed development on erf 354, Piketberg. This is within the town of Piketberg, Western Cape Province.

The fieldwork undertaken revealed no sites of cultural heritage significance. However, the site is adjacent to a historical cemetery and since it is known that such burial grounds may not have been properly recorded in the past, it is possible that graves are located here. The development of a botanical garden is deemed as being of low intensity and may therefore continue. It is important that care be taken that when groundwork starts, the site is monitored for possible archaeological material, especially human skeletal material that may be unearthed.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.)