Collection of Artifacts

About This Project

The carved ivory amulet in the centre occupies a special place in the heart of archaeologist Sidney Miller. It is carved with incredible precision and is thought to have been worn around the neck of a child, possibly as protection against illness.



The iron needle on the right supports the theory that cotton was manufactured at the site. Today, wild cotton still grows at Thulamela. The ceramic potsherd shows a typical pattern of the period. The gold beads were found in the middens and the gold bracelet, seen at the bottom of the painting, was discovered on the arm of Queen Losha.