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The Rock Engravings of Twyfelfontein, Namibia : Cryptic Messages in Stone

Author: Infobase,; Global Screen (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Global Screen, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2008] ©2008 2017.
Series: Treasures of the World: Sub-Saharan Africa.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Films on Demand.
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Twyfelfontein has one of the largest concentrations of petroglyphs (rock engravings) in Africa. Most of these well-preserved engravings represent rhinoceroses, elephants, ostriches and giraffes, as well as drawings of human and animal footprints. The site also includes six painted rock shelters with motifs of human figures in red ochre. The objects excavated from two sections date from the Late Stone Age. The site  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; Global Screen (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1031084741
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by Global Screen, 2008.
Title from distributor's description
Target Audience: 9 - 12
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (14 min., 30 sec.)) : sound, color
Contents: The Rock Engravings of Twyfelfontein, Namibia: Cryptic Messages in Stone (14:30);
Series Title: Treasures of the World: Sub-Saharan Africa.
Responsibility: Global Screen.
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Twyfelfontein has one of the largest concentrations of petroglyphs (rock engravings) in Africa. Most of these well-preserved engravings represent rhinoceroses, elephants, ostriches and giraffes, as well as drawings of human and animal footprints. The site also includes six painted rock shelters with motifs of human figures in red ochre. The objects excavated from two sections date from the Late Stone Age. The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa over at least 2,000 years and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers.

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