This is the native name for Kabwe
, a once copper-mining
town in Zambia
. It is now desolate and was one of the earlier towns in Zambia
to be affected by the fall in international copper prices
and the continuing decline in Zambia's economy
It's name has indelibly been marked on a skull (now called Broken Hill Man) that was unearthed in Kabwe. Here in 1921, miners accidentally discovered the skull while digging at a depth of just over 65 feet. The skull is estimated to be 145,000 years old, and is often identified as Neanderthal.
BrokenHill is also the name of a Media Company formed in the fledgling internet enterprise in Zambia. You can check them out at