Young YOU: World’s oldest bedding found in SA

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Lyn Wadley made the amazing discovery at Border Cave. (Photo: Facebook)
Lyn Wadley made the amazing discovery at Border Cave. (Photo: Facebook)

Archaeologists have made an interesting discovery in a cave in South Africa: evidence of prehistoric “bedding” used by the inhabitants of the Border Cave 200 000 years ago. 

This cave is in the Lebombo Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, near the border with Eswatini.  

These remnants are the oldest bedding ever found. The previous record was 77 000 years old – plant bedding that was found in 2010 in the Sibudu Cave in KwaZulu Natal. 

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