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IPFS News Link • Archaeology

Ancient mining in Swaziland

• arclein

The little man squeezed out from a crack in the rock and stood blinking in the bright African sun. As he snuffed out his makeshift wick light, another red stained miner popped out to join him. Together they turned and carefully blocked and then concealed the mine entrance. Satisfied that the entrance was not now easily visible to the casual observer they examined the material they had excavated and then packed away their tools and specimens. After a last