Hyrax Hill Pre-Historic Site
Hyrax Hill prehistoric site is an important Neolithic site in Kenya that has yielded some of the oldest iron age artifacts known from East Africa. It was first discovered by paleontologist Louis Leakey in 1926 and excavated by his wife Mary Leakey starting in 1937.
The excavations found evidence of seasonal settlements from 3000 years ago, and there are signs of habitation here up until about 300 years ago. Located about 4km from Nakuru town, the site contains a museum and the remains of three settlements excavated between 1937 and the late 1980s, the oldest being possibly 3000 years old, the most recent 200 to 300 years old.
Hyrax Hill was gazetted a National Monument in 1943. Some of the iron age artifacts found here include; metal tools and iron bracelets, along with cutting instruments fashioned from glass-like obsidian rock.