Hidden in the common gaze: collective and idiosyncratic rock paintings at Rose Cottage Cave, South Africa

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Abstract

Rose Cottage Cave represents a multi-faceted and persistent archaeological feature which has provided a wealth of information relating to the San hunter-gatherer landscape of the central interior of southern Africa. Two facets of this archaeological feature, namely Rose Cottage Cave’s unusual physical properties and its rock paintings, are approached phenomenologically in an attempt to understand how human movement and experience within the cave was manipulated and patterned. This approach is experimental and relies on the creative tension encapsulated by an overarching cognitive system, within which are individuals who have particular, even idiosyncratic understandings of the broader, collective hunter-gatherer world-understanding.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBloemfontein
PublisherNavorsinge van die Nasional Museum, Bloemfontein
Number of pages32
Volume13
ISBN (Print)1 86847 034 2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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