A Guide to the Rock Art of the Matopo Hills, Zimbabwe
A Guide to the Rock Art of the Matopo Hills Zimbabwe is an essential book for anyone visiting these hills of western Zimbabwe and for those with an interest in rock art. Copies of the paintings by Janet Duff bring the art to life. It discusses the lifestyle and beliefs of the Stone Age hunter-gathers who painted on the rocks, as well as considering the art itself and its interpretation. It concludes with a description of the major sites in the Matopop hills.
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Chapter 1 Preservation
Chapter 2 Dating
Chapter 3 The Matopo a Timeless Landscape
Chapter 4 Life was for Living
Chapter 5 The Art
Chapter 6 Interpretation
Chapter 7 Sites to Visit
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