A phase 1 archaeological impact assessment for the rehabilitation of the Boksburg Lake downstream wetland in Boksburg, Gauteng Province


Archaetnos cc was requested by DWV Environmental Consulting cc, on behalf of Land Resources International, to conduct a Phase 1 Archaeological Impact Assessment (AIA) for the proposed rehabilitation of the Boksburg Lake Downstream Wetland in Boksburg.

The aims were to determine if there are any archaeological sites, features or objects in the area that need be taken into consideration when rehabilitation work commences. A desktop study formed part of the work.

No archaeological sites, features and objects were identified and recorded during the fieldwork in the area. The area has been extensively disturbed in the recent past through various residential developments and activities, and if any sites did exist here it might have been completely disturbed or destroyed.

The report discusses the results of the study while a number of recommendations are put forward at the end of the report. Should these be implemented there would be no objection from an archaeological point of view to the proposed development.

Report by

A.J. Pelser - Accredited member of ASAPA