Southern Africa is known for the wealth and the diversity of its rock art or, more accurately, its rock arts. We are home to multiple rock art traditions such as the shamanistic art of the Bushmen, the initiation and resistance art of the Sotho, the militaristic art of the Korana and so on. Though these rock arts can co-occur and often have points in common, the dominant meanings of each are quite different. Specialist study of each rock art tradition is therefore as essential as it is rewarding. Such specialist study can also make it difficult to recognise rock arts other than the one being studied.
|Place of Publication
|The Digging Stick
|The South African Archaeological Society
|Number of pages
|Published - 1999