The Katanda site

Close to Ishango

Only 6 km north of Ishango, in the Semliki Valley, a much older site has been spotted: the Katanda site. Several barbed points made out of bone have been found here, which are very similar to those excavated from Ishango.

But much older

Even if these two sites are only 6 km apart, more than 60 000 years separate them! Katanda is dated to about 90 000 years ago and would have been in the Middle Stone Age.

And one of a kind

Like the site of Ishango, the site of Katanda should continue with excavations because the remains that have been discovered so far are unique!