The archaeological investigation and exhumation of graves on the farm Kleinkopje 15 IS, Witbank district, Mpumulanga Province


Archaetnos cc was contracted by Zenzele Funerals in Witbank, on behalf of Ingwe Collieries Limited, to assist with the investigation and exhumation of a number of graves located on two sites on the farm Kleinkopje 15 IS in the Witbank District, Mpumalanga Province. The extension of the existing Douglas Collieries is being undertaken in this area, and the graves will be directly impacted upon by the mining operations.

This report represents the third document regarding the exhumation and relocation of graves from sites located on this and other farms in the area. During this third phase of work 14 possible graves were investigated on Grave Sites 2 and 5.

Report by

A.Pelser, Archaeologist (Field Director) and Project Leader J. van der Walt, Archaeologist (Field Assistant)