posted on Dec, 18 2008 @ 03:25 PM
The site runs horizontally for 193 m into the base of a low conical foothill on the eastern flank of the Kuruman Hills. It is a very ancient
solution cavity, exposed at its northern end by hillside erosion, in in stratified dolomitic limestone belonging to the 2,3 billion year old Ghaap
Plateau Dolomite Formation.
I'm struggling to find any sources to verify this story, and the above quotation makes me a little skeptical.
The Dolomite rock which composes the surface land of the surrounding area and the cave itself is about 2,3 billion years old. Now if the rock cave was
created through chemical erosion ('solution cavity'), surely it would have taken longer than a mere 3000 years to carve out the large cave system.
Considering that it has taken this long to uncover these particular artifacts, I would assume they must have been hidden somewhere deep within the
cave, an area which may be relatively new compared to the entrance of the cave (which would erode first). So I find it hard to believe that the cave
could have been inhabited, let alone have existed, 2 million years ago.
Here are some pictures of the area
Kuruman, the city near the caves:
The entrance of the cave from here
Inside the cave:
edit: Just realised that I confused my millions and billions from the above quote. Argument moot.