77,000 Year Old Bed Discovered: Africa (Video)

An archaeological team studying the fossil record of an ancient civilization at Sibudu Cave, north of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, has discovered in a shelter carved out of the sandstone cliff face bedding,
from 40,000 years ago to the oldest remains found of 77,000 years ago.

This is another huge discovery. It wasn’t that long ago, a discovery was made in East Timor that man was Deep Sea Fishing 42,000 years ago. Now to find bedding this old in Africa must be beyond belief for the team working at this site. The mats that was used to sleep on was made from plants in the area and was made in compact layers, the plants also had a natural pest repellent as well. There was also evidence of the people burning their bedding regularly.

There is an article in The Age if you would like to read about this discovery.
Also an article in Science Daily

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34 Responses to 77,000 Year Old Bed Discovered: Africa (Video)

  1. The ORIGINAL sleeping mat, for sure…maybe they even used them for Yoga…who knows?!

  2. El Guapo says:

    If it’s not a pillow top, it’s not a real bed.
    Silly old neanderthals.

    The history (and prehistory) of mankind is fascinating, thanks for this. Would have missed it otherwise.

  3. Rebekah says:

    What a find!!! Imagine how elated the people, working on this, must have been! It’s almost hard to wrap your mind around such long time spans as that…

  4. barb19 says:

    Incredible find! Hard to imagine how life was 77,000 years ago.
    Thanks for sharing this Mags!

  5. This is when the internet gets an A+. Imagine how lucky we all are to watch a YouTube video of Dr. Miller describing his intentions and finds, as well as you linking us to the story in two different magazines. To think just a few decades ago, only a handful of scientists would have known about this dig, or maybe it would have made the pages of National Geographic Magazine. But now the whole world gets to bask in the glory of this remarkable story. Thanks Mags.

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    Great video and info. Too bad that the Creation Museum folks (nearby to me) say this can’t be because Earth is only 6,000-10,000 years old … I could resist! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a good weekend.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi aFrankAngle,
      Oh yes the Creation Museum, they are indeed famous, it is unreal how they can get away with saying the things they do, the mind boggles. ๐Ÿ™‚
      For those that are curious about this museum Wikipedia has a good article on it.
      Creation Museum

  7. Arindam says:

    Real Informative post ! From where you get such incredible videos and data? You are really doing a great job here.

  8. tempo says:

    Not the slightest bit surprised…Apes construct beds so it stands to reason that people always did. Just because none have been found does not mean they weren’t originally there..

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Tempo,
      So true.
      I was also very interested in the fact that there was evidence of the early humans burning their bedding frequently and replacing it, all very interesting.

  9. Anyluckypeny says:

    Wow! Now that’s interesting! I didn’t know about this thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Ancient Man still has a few surprises up his sleeve – or whatever it was he did or didn’t wear at the time.

  11. The Emu says:

    That was intriguing and very informative , now I want to find out about the creation museum
    Something doesn’t sound right with that museum
    Emu aka Ian

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi The Emu,
      It is very intriguing, glad you enjoyed the info.
      Have fun reading about the museum, I’m sure you will have a bit of a laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Selma says:

    What a stupendous discovery. That just blows me away. The archaeologists must have been shaking with excitement!

  13. I am constantly amazed about the patience archaeologists have to dig for years and years for clues about the nuts and bolts of ancient communities. They are so observant and analytical and wonderful about connecting the dots and interpreting their finds for us. It’s wonderful to recognize them for the efforts they put forth…

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Barbara,
      I agree, I think they certainly do have a lot of patience, and their hard work is very valuable to everyone to help learn some of our history.

  14. Wow. The way they are able to date things still amazes me. Great job.

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