Anthropology Magazine

Discovering Africa’s Oldest Burial
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    An overhead shot of a limestone cave with green vegetation inside. Two people stand near a fence on the right.

    Discovering Africa’s Oldest Burial

    A team of archaeologists are busy learning about human evolution, symbolism, and ritual from the remains of a child laid to rest in a Kenyan cave during the Middle Stone Age—the oldest-known human burial on the African continent to date.