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Hyrax Hill

Hyrax Hill is a prehistoric site near Nakuru in the Rift Valley province of Kenya. It is considered one of the country's most important neolithic excavation sites. Hyrax Hill dates from 1500 B.C. and was discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey in 1926.

Excavations started in 1937, directed by Mary Leakey. Remains of settlements, tombs and a fortress built of stone were found, as well as 19 bodies, beheaded in an unusual way and in a crooked posture. Also found was a Bao board, featuring the characteristic indentions. A small museum also exhibits findings from the Iron Age.

Hyrax Hill is one of the areas where Sirikwa Holes are found.[1]

It is the location of Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and Museum.

References

External links

  • National Museums of Kenya – Hyrax Hill

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Coordinates: 0°16′53″S 36°6′18″E / 0.28139°S 36.10500°E / -0.28139; 36.10500


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