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Re: No-Kudu-Horns Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby BrendaK » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:45 pm

Thank you Meerkitty - do I now post a question? If so here goes
Name the 4 best known Iron Age sites in SANParks in the Limpopo Province.
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Unread postby Meerkitty » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:42 pm

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Pretorius Kop - 26 November
Punda Maria - 27/28 November
Satara - 29 November - 1 December
Maroela - 2/3 December

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Unread postby Radman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:05 pm

quite an interesting read but here goes

Mapungubwe, K2, Leokwe and the Schroda in the Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa best-studied Iron Age sites in southern Africa.
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Unread postby BrendaK » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:04 pm

Radman you are halfway there - I did not know that Leokwe was an Iron age site as far as I know it is just a camp- and I know there is some Rock Art paintings in the cliffs there but I will confirm from their heritage people

K2 and Mapungubwe Hill are well known sites Schroda is not that well known but it is not wrong,
Mapungubwe Hill and K2 are National Monuments.

Mapungubwe Hill is a sandstone hill with vertical cliffs and a flat top approximately 30m high and 300m, long. The Southern Terrace below was inhabited from around AD 1030 to 1290 (about 260 years). The hilltop was inhabited for about 70 years from AD 1220 to Ad 1290.

K2 is I km southwest of Mapungubwe Hill in a small valley surrounded by cliffs. G A Gardner, who excavated there during the 1930’s, named K2. Between about AD 1030 and AD 1220, for nearly 200 years, many generations of farming people lived at K2.

The other 2 sites I had in mind are in the Limpopo part of KNP.
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Unread postby Radman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:47 pm

mmm so ther are 2 more sites lets go read up :rtm: on this one very interesting though :big_eyes:
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Unread postby BrendaK » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:59 am

:thumbs_up: Saraf you and Radman is a formidable team. The best known Iron age sites are Mapungubwe Hill, K2 (In Mapungubwe) and Thulamela and Masorini (in Kruger) . There are more but they are not as well known as these listed, like Schroda.

Radman for information sake Leokwe was not an iron age site - I found the following from the book/let Mapungubwe - A living Legacy that was published by the Mapungubwe Institute about Leokwe:

"When the Leopard’s Kopje people established their capital at K2 they took political control over the other groups already living there. They had most likely settled there to take advantage of the thriving trade network linking the interior to the East African coast and beyond. The people already in the area, who were not in favour of the new political dispensation moved away. The distribution of archaeological sites, and material culture found at those sites indicate that those people that remained became incorporated into the new K2 led society. While the Leopard’s Kopje people had political control, it is clear that at least to begin with they shared religious/ritual power and functions, and they by no means held the only elite group, as the Leokwe elite (with Zhizo roots) had accumulated wealth and some held positions of high social status, being, for example metal workers. Some of the Leokwe elite, who had access to trade goods and other scarce commodities, lived at a site called Castle Rock, and they continued to initiate members into their own community, despite the change in political power into their own community, despite the change in political power."
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Unread postby Radman » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:10 am

Very intristing Brenda you had me digging up the wrong mountain there :lol: :lol:

So this is the answer then ? Mapungubwe Hill, K2 (In Mapungubwe) and Thulamela and Masorini (in Kruger) If so you get to go again but come on make it easy now :whistle:
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Unread postby BrendaK » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:27 am

Dear Radman - I should have been more specific :redface:
I thought this was simple but realized later on that the question was a bit confusing.

Can my next question be a true or false one?
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Unread postby picnic » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:30 am

Yes Brendak. :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Radman » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:37 am

Your question was Ligit Brenda nothing wrong with that :lol:

As for True or false we do have a section for that so how about joining us there as well . :whistle:
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Unread postby picnic » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:42 am

:thumbs_up: Radman.

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Unread postby BrendaK » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:10 pm

Since there is already a true and false section I will try and ask a proper question.

The ivory trail was used extensively by hunters and traders during the heyday of elephant hunting. There are 4 well known spots in the far north of KNP that marks this route, some for more than one reason, please list 3 of them please. These spots are all on the tourist route.
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Unread postby picnic » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:15 pm

I think one is Croocks corner.Will search for more. :D

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Unread postby BrendaK » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:26 pm

:thumbs_up: picnic you are on the right trail/track
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Re: No-Kudu-Horns Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby picnic » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:35 pm

Brendak I'll try and track the other two. :wink:


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