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Namibia, Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes

 Posted by , last edited on September 30, 2013 at 04:34:53

Location Kunene Region, Namibia
Coordinates S20 35 44.1 E14 22 21.3
Property 57 ha
Date of Inscription 2007

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Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes has one of the largest concentrations of [...] petroglyphs, i.e. rock engravings in Africa. Most of these well-preserved engravings represent rhinoceros, . The site also includes six painteelephant, ostrich and giraffe, as well as drawings of human and animal footprintsd 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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