| Tuli Mummy |
|Culture||Sotho-Tswana or Khoesan|
|Date(s)||300 years ago|
The first mummy to be ever dug up in Botswana, the Tuli Mummy hails from the Tuli region, and is of significant importance due to being the first CT scanned and first successful ancient DNA extraction mummy.
The process of which the Tuli mummy was mummified is not in accordance to Zimbabwe ethnographic literature. Instead of the body being dried out over a fire and later wrapping in leather, the body was naturally dried out due the region's dry climate and was laid in his grave at the base of a cliff. His fetal position indicates he was not purposefully mummified.
Organs were degenerated and shown no signs of trauma. Died of osteophyte along the spine.