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Iron Age 4

Iron Age 4

A sherd of pottery from the Iron Age.

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Iron Age 3

Iron Age 3

These large sherds of pottery are examples of remains that are commonly found in older settlements across Lesotho. They can often help us to understand …

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Iron Age 2

Iron Age 2

These fragments of a metal pot were found during a recent study of sites that will be impacted by the Lesotho Lowlands Water Scheme. The …

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Iron Age 1

Iron Age 1

Beautiful piece of decorated pottery from Khalo-la-botau in the eastern Free State. It is not unusual to find among older ruins broken pottery with more …

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Stone Age 7

Stone Age 7

A stone tool which was used by hunter-gatherers who lived in Lesotho long before mixed-farming communities og Nguni and Sotho arrived in the 16th century. …

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Stone Age 6

Stone Age 6

A core from which stone tools were made by Stone Age peoples in Lesotho. This type of technology became more sophisticated with time, and ever …

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Stone Age 5

Stone Age 5

A stone tool used by hunter-gatherers who knew their environment extremely well and were adept at utlising available resources. The Baroa (Bushmen or San) were …

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Stone Age 4

Stone Age 4

A sharp flint-like stone tool used for cutting.

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Stone Age 3

Stone Age 3

A partially-shaped stone tool.

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Stone Age 2

Stone Age 2

A tool from the Middle Stone Age in Lesotho, a period which ended about 20 000 years ago.

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Stone Age 1

Stone Age 1

A good example of a bevelled stone tool found in the Lowlands of Lesotho.

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Qibi

Qibi

Qibi – a rounded stone carved by the Bushmen (Baroa) in which a stick was inserted. It was used for various tasks, including for example …

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Late Stone Age Tools

Late Stone Age Tools

These are tools of the late Stone Age from Thaba Bosiu.

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Early Stone Age Axe

Early Stone Age Axe

This is an axe from the early Stone Age found at the base of Thaba Bosiu. Although no Early Stone Age sites have clearly been …

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Lifela tsa Sione

Lifela tsa Sione

Lifela tsa Sione (The Hymns of Zion): An early edition of the hymnbook of the Protestant Church in Lesotho which is probably the most widely …

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Narrative of an Exploratory Tour

Narrative of an Exploratory Tour

Narrative of an Exploratory Tour (T. Arbousset, based upon his journey of 1836 through much of what is now Lesotho and the Free State): Contains …

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Gazetteer

Gazetteer for Basutoland

Gazetteer for Basutoland: An invaluable reference work for geographical place names (with longitude and latitude) of Lesotho, the Free State and adjacent areas of South …

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Mehlaea Malimo (The Times of the Cannibals)

Mehla ea Malimo cover

Front cover of Mehla ea Malimo (The Times of the Cannibals, 1912), by E. Motsamai, a collection of first-hand accounts of those who survived the …

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Morija Museum & Archives Objects - Quartz

Quartz

Large clear or white quartz crystals (mahakoe in Sesotho) are commonly found in seams in the basalt formations in the mountains of Lesotho. Quartz, whether …

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Plant Fossils

Plant Fossils

These plant fossils (pteridosperms) are from a mudstone in the Molteno formation from Morija Mountain above the old Basutoland Training College in Morija.
They were collected …

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Thuathe Meteorite

Thuathe Meteorite

A small piece of a meteorite which exploded over the Berea plateau on 21 July 2002. Hundreds of pieces of the meteorite have since been …

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Petrified Wood

Petrified wood

Petrified wood from Thaba-Ts’oeu in Mohale’s Hoek District. Ancient trees, like bones, can become hard like stone if mineral salts found in water gradually infiltrate …

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Cobble Stones

Geode

A geode is usually rough and without any external features of note. Inside, however, large and beautiful crystals of various colours will be found. These …

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Dinosaur Bones

Dinosaur bone

This is a dinosaur bone of a Sauropodomoph, excavated in the years 2008 and 2009 by French men by the names of Bernard …

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Dinosaur Femur

Dinosaur femur

Femur (thigh bone) of a Prosauropod dinosaur, excavated at Maphutseng, Mohale’s Hoek District. It is one of hundreds of fossilised bones unearthed by Francois Ellenberger …

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