Historical Sites as Source of Historical Information



Are special places where by the past human remains can be found and shown to the public?


These are places in which the remains of once lived human in the past can be found.


  1. They comprise man’s physical development, tools that were made and used from time to
  2. In these areas we find/see past human products and animal


Example of historical sites include Ismila, Olduvai Gorge, Kondoa Irangi, Bagamoyo, Zanzibar, Kilwa, Mafia, Engaruka, Kagera etc in Tanzania.


Nsongezi, Biggo, Ntubi, Rusinga island, Magosi and Ishago in Uganda.


lake Rudolf (Turkana), Lake Naivasha, Njoro, Olongesailie, Lake Magadi, Lamu, Mombasa and Mt. Kenya. In kenya. FUNCTIONS OF HISTORICAL SITES


  1. Preserve historical information for the coming
  2. They are useful sources of information and to reconstruct
  3. They are the symbols of social cultural heritage to the society concern past human tools, rock, paints ADVANTAGE OF HISTORICAL SITES


  1. They helps for practical historical learning

e.g Through observation of the past human tools, rock, paints.

  1. Used to reveal past settlement patterns, levels of technology, economic development of political organization-reached by the past societies.
  2. Act as centers of
  3. They help in transforming theoretical teaching of history to practical historical
  4. It acts as the resource centers to
  5. It provides employment opportunities: eg DISADVANTAGES OF HISTORICAL SITES


  1. It brings confusion to interpret the remains found in historical sites

Many of the historical sites are found on remote areas hence difficult for many people to visit them.

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