Matupi Cave

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Matupi Cave
Matupi Cave is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Matupi Cave
Matupi Cave
Location Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates 1°11′36″N 30°00′30″E / 1.193327°N 30.008462°E / 1.193327; 30.008462Coordinates: 1°11′36″N 30°00′30″E / 1.193327°N 30.008462°E / 1.193327; 30.008462

Matupi Cave is a cave in the Mount Hoyo massif of the Ituri Rainforest, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where archaeologists have found evidence for Later Stone Age human occupation spanning over 40,000 years.[1] The cave has some of the earliest evidence in the world for microlithic tool technologies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Noten, Francis Van (1977-03-01). "Excavations at Matupi cave". Antiquity. 51 (201): 35–40. doi:10.1017/S0003598X00100572. ISSN 0003-598X. 
  2. ^ Shaw, Ian; Jameson, Robert (1999). A Dictionary of Archaeology. Blackwell. p. 30.