oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Driel Shelter: rescue at a Late Stone Age site on the Tugela River

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Driel Shelter was excavated in 1974 prior to flooding. The rock art and excavated material is descriptionbed. The deposits cover more than 2 000 years from a pure LSA hunter-gatherer stage to one in which Iron Age influence made itself felt. The stone and bone artefacts show little change through time. The faunal remains cover quite a broad spectrum of exploitation and reflect both the riverine and grassland habitats of the neighbourhood. Evidence of ceramics and of line fishing is of interest. Cultivated plants were available towards the end of the occupation.

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