Archaeology in Lesotho

Information about archaeology in Lesotho.

Archaeology is the science that studies human cultures through the recovery, documentation, analysis, and interpretation of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, features, biofacts, and landscapes. Although the goals of archaeology vary, the overarching aim is simply to better understand mankind.

The World Heritage List includes properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage that the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Many of these archaeological sites, such as Machu Picchu in Peru and the Pyramid Fields of Egypt, are well-established tourist destinations. It's a good starting point for those seeking out examples of archaeology in Lesotho.

Please submit your thoughts on World Heritage sites in Lesotho or active archaeology dig sites that can be found in Lesotho. If possible, please explain how a traveler can participate in or observe an excavation in progress.

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February 18th, 2011

I would like to know if some of the places in lesotho which are regarded as heritage site may be part of archaelogy. Thus on the fact that archaelogy studies historical life of the past in relation to the present and the future. This places may include the Thaba busio site, its history of the past differs veryb much with the present, that is for it to be called that name was due to event that happened during that time. Also the Mantsopa cave village which a quite interesting history in as far as traditional healing is concerned.

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