Panga ya Saidi Cave

Panga ya Saidi Cave 1

Excavated in 2018 on a quest led by Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History,  this 1,076 M2 site is arguably one the ‘most significant’ archaeological finds made in Kenya in the past three decades. As late as ten years ago this site, about 15 kms from the flourishing beaches of Kilifi, was used by locals for native rituals; but the discovery indicates its history is actually more engrossing.   Based on evidence found, it was occupied by “Homo sapiens” for 78,000 years. The multi-layered artefacts linked to middle stone era include ornaments, beads, shells and hominid remains.

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