People of the Eland

People of the Eland

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First published in 1976, People of the Eland was the first major step away from the outsiders view upon San rock art that had dominated studies of rock art for nearly a century. The book provides an account of the rock art of the Drakensberg Range and historical information on the mountain San themselves.The book aims to gain an insiders view of the rock art using San understandings of the world. While following this approach, it quickly became clear to Patricia Vinnicombe that the art was very far from simple depictions of daily life as had once seemed likely, but instead reflected the most deeply held San beliefs and symbols. This approach and this understanding has now become the standard for all those working with San rock art.Whilst this early knowledge of San art has been built upon considerably since 1976, People of the Eland remains a cornerstone of our current understanding. Reprinted here in full color, with the original artwork and photographs, People of the Eland remains a seminal work, the impact of which cannot be underestimated.Patricia Vinnicombe was one of South Africarsqs foremost rock art experts. An innovative and groundbreaking researcher, Vinnicombe was highly influential in the way that rock art came to be interpreted.In an additional attempt to provide adequate machinery to cope with the Bushman menace, the Natal Native Police Corps was ... that the robbers were five in number, and that they were a part of Mdweboa#39;s tribe, one of them answering the description of Mdweboa#39;s son. ... river west of the Mzimkhulu, the same area where they had previously been encountered by Uys.1718 In July, a contingent of the Native ... 9 The patrolling instructions were no sooner issued than they were revokedanbsp;...

Title:People of the Eland
Author:Patricia Vinnicombe
Publisher:Witwatersrand Univ Pr - 2010-02-01


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