L Ancient San Rock Art South Africa

The San is a now extinct hunter tribe of Southern Africa. They were famed hunters and cave painters. Sadly their art is fading quickly: the paints are vegetable-based and the caves are deteriotating naturally.These slides, taken in the southern Drakensbergs of South Africa and Lesotho by Mike la Grange 1980-2003, honour their legacy. The slides were scanned in, which accounts for the poor quality of many images. The original slides are in superb condition. Comments and questions welcome.
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lion note figures below/ behind it - and  human arm in lion's mouth. Could this be the sotory of a man eater lion?

mountain lion again - note hand in mouth - must be the story of a man-eater. Note also the legs of men behindor below the lion

San Bushman in back, in front clothed people with sticks / assegai and herds? Hunters - note hunted hanging from stick

San Bushman in back, in front clothed people with sticks / assegai and herds? Hunters - note hunted hanging from stick

lion note figures below/ behind it - and  hand in mouth

mountain lion again - note hand in mouth - must be the story of a man-eater. Note also the legs of men behindor below the lion

rhino rock painting by ancient San tribe

rhino rock painting by ancient San tribe

cow and figures in circle - note use of perfect circle - also other detail. Typical of overpainting?

cow and figures in circle - note use of perfect circle - also other detail. Typical of overpainting?

Interesting - perhaps indicating the migration of black tribes into Southern Africa? Black man walking in front, as was traditional, with stick. Followed by two wives, one with baby or pot on back and one with a bundle?  Could also be much later, after first western contact because man is wearing trousers and the women are clothed ?

Interesting - perhaps indicating the migration of black tribes into Southern Africa? Black man walking in front, as was traditional, with stick. Followed by two wives, one with baby or pot on back and one with a bundle? Could also be much later, after first western contact because man is wearing trousers and the women are clothed ?

successful times - note protruding belly button on rounded tummy, and hunt carried over shoulder

successful times - note protruding belly button on rounded tummy, and hunt carried over shoulder

cow and figures in circle - note use of perfect circle - also other detail. Typical of overpainting?

cow and figures in circle - note use of perfect circle - also other detail. Typical of overpainting?

running figure and various buck - hunter reaches buck, or running to catch up with buck

running figure and various buck - hunter reaches buck, or running to catch up with buck

rams fighting - notice detail - waht an excellent execution with the most primitive media

rams fighting - notice detail - waht an excellent execution with the most primitive media

Prosperity! lots to hunt and fat fit woman running or dancing. Look at women at back  sitting and suckling?

lots to hunt and fat fit woman running or dancing. Look at women at back sitting and suckling?

leopard on cave roof - and white lion?

leopard on cave roof - and white lion?

lion, maybe. see tail on left

lion, maybe. see tail on left

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