anthropogenic influence


The Magaliesberg region has had an anthropogenic influence for millennia. The famous early-human fossils preserved in the concrete-like Breccias in cavities in the dolomites of the COHWHS (Berger, 2006) and early stone-age tools and later stone-age etchings found throughout the region, are a testament to the presence of early man and San inhabitants (Carruthers, 2015).

Vincent Carruthers’ book The Magaliesberg (part 2) (2015) delves into an interesting historical time-line of socio-political events up to the present, and his latest work Cradle of Life (2019), explores the evolution of the Cradle Magaliesberg landscape.