Capturing the Spoor Rock Art of Limpopo PDF ePub eBook

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Capturing the Spoor Rock Art of Limpopo free pdf This title presents a survey of the virtually unknown rock art of the Central Limpopo Basin. It comes from the belief held by some traditional Bantu-speakers that the San can 'capture' animal spoor and bewitch it in order to ensure hunting success. Infused with the passion, this is the first book of its kind to discuss the rock art of cultural groups other than the San. It carries the story of the rock engravings and rock paintings of Limpopo, northernmost South Africa, into the present by describing the work of four distinct cultural groups: the San, Khoekhoen, Venda and Northern Sotho, and, most recently, people of European descent. It is the first substantial body of work from South Africa to focus on an area outside the Drakensberg, which has become synonymous with 'southern African rock art'. Although the book focuses on a specific region, it introduces anthropological information from the Cape to the greater Kalahari region. The text is interspersed with first-hand accounts of Kalahari and Okavango San beliefs and rites, and discussions with traditional Bantu-speaking peoples. A distillation of 14 years of field surveying and research in the Central Limpopo Basin, the book targets the general reader who would like to know more.

About Ed Eastwood

The foreword by Dr Janette Deacon, rock art researcher, author, and former head of archaeology National Monuments Council.

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Author : Ed Eastwood
Publisher : David Philip, Publishers
Data Published : 30 April 2006
ISBN : 0864866798
EAN : 9780864866790
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 156 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • Capturing the Spoor Rock Art of Limpopo free pdfCapturing the Spoor Rock Art of Limpopo

    . This title presents a survey of the virtually unknown rock art of the Central Limpopo Basin. It comes from the belief held by some traditional Bantu-speakers that the San can 'capture' animal spoor