A report on an archaeological impact assessment (AIA) for a proposed housing development on erf 675, Kuruman, in the Northern Cape


Archaetnos cc was appointed by Mr.Thabo Phokoje, to conduct an Archaeological Impact Assessment for a proposed housing development on Erf 675 in Kuruman, Northern Cape Province.

The area has been disturbed to a large extent and is located within an urban setting. Dense vegetation and grass cover made visibility difficult. A number of stone tools were however recorded in the area, located close to a low dolomite outcrop. 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.

From an Archaeological 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.

Report by

A.J. Pelser - Accredited member of ASAPA