Hyrax Hill (Q1641561)

  • matcher place: Nakuru (relation 3486019)
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  • English Wikipedia categories: Archaeological sites in Kenya, Former populated places in Kenya, Geography of Rift Valley Province, History of Kenya, Landforms of Rift Valley Province, Nakuru County
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Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Hyrax Hill is a prehistoric site near Nakuru in the Rift Valley province of Kenya. It is a rocky spur roughly half a kilometer in length, with an elevation of 1,900 meters above sea level at its summit. The site was first discovered in 1926 by Louis Leakey during excavations at the nearby Nakuru Burial Site, and Mary Leakey conducted the first major excavations between 1937 and 1938. There are two distinct areas of occupation at Hyrax Hill: one which was occupied during the Pastoral Neolithic and late Iron Age, and one which was occupied by the Sirikwa earlier in the Iron Age.

Summary from Kiswahili / Swahili Wikipedia (swwiki)

Kilima cha Hyrax ni eneo la kihistoria ya zamani mjini Nakuru katika mkoa wa Bonde la Ufa nchini Kenya. Inachukuliwa kama mmojawapo wa maeneo muhimu zaidi ya neolithic nchini Kenya. Mlima Hyrax iligunduliwa mnamo 1500 BK na iligubuliwa na Louis Leakey na Mary Leakey mwaka wa 1926.

Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Hyrax Hill est un site préhistorique près de Nakuru au Kenya. C'est un éperon rocheux d'un demi-kilomètre de long, qui culmine à 1 900 mètres. Le site est découvert en 1926 par Louis Leakey à l'occasion des fouilles du site funéraire de Nakuru. Mary Leakey dirige les premières excavations d'importance entre 1937 et 1938. Il y a deux sites à Hyrax Hill ; l'un fut occupé durant le Néolithique pastoral et aux débuts de l'âge du fer tandis que le second le fut par les Sirikwa plus tard durant ce même âge du fer.

Summary from Deutsch / German Wikipedia (dewiki)

Hyrax Hill ist eine prähistorische Fundstätte in Kenia (Afrika). Sie liegt in der Nähe von Nakuru im gleichnamigen County und gilt als eine der wichtigsten jungsteinzeitlichen Grabungsstätten des Landes. Die auf ca. 1500 v. Chr. datierte Anlage wurde 1926 von Louis und Mary Leakey entdeckt. Ab 1937 hat hier Mary Leakey gegraben. Es finden sich Siedlungsreste, Gräber und ein mit Steinen errichtetes Fort. Man fand 19 seltsam geköpfte Leichen in gekrümmter Haltung, aber auch ein heute noch weit verbreitetes Bau-Spielbrett mit seinen typischen Kuhlen. Auch neuere Funde aus der Eisenzeit sind in einem kleinen Museum präsentiert.

Wikidata location: -0.2815, 36.1050 view on OSM or edit on OSM

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node: Hyrax Hill (OSM), 242 m from Wikidata [show tags]
name: Hyrax Hill
historic: archaeological_site
wikidata: Q1641561

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