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Title:The Eland's people: new perspectives in the rock art of the Maloti-Drakensberg Bushmen: essays in memory of Patricia Vinnicombe
Editors:Mitchell, PeterISNI
Smith, BenjaminISNI
Vinnicombe, PatriciaISNI
Series:Rock Art Research Institute monograph series
City of publisher:Johannesburg
Publisher:Wits University Press
ISBN:1868144984; 9781868144983
Geographic terms:Lesotho
South Africa
rock art
festschrifts (form)
About person:Patricia VinnicombeISNI
Abstract:This collective volume explains how knowledge has changed since the publication of Patricia Vinnicombe's 'People of the Eland' (1976) on the rock paintings of the Drakensberg Bushmen (Lesotho, South Africa) and how current research is still influenced by this landmark volume. The book is intended as a companion volume to the 2001 re-edition of 'People of the Eland'. Contributions: Introducing 'The Eland's People' (Peter Mitchell and Ben Smith); Patricia Vinnicombe: a memoir (David Lewis-Williams); Contextualising 'People of the Eland' (Lynn Meskell); Originals and copies: a phenomenological difference (Nessa Leibhammer); Meaning then, meaning now: changes in the interpretative process in San rock art studies (David Pearce, Catherine Namono and Lara Mallen); Images in time: advances in the dating of Maloti-Drakensberg rock art since the 1970s (Aron D. Mazel); Gathering together a history of the 'People of the Eland': towards an archaeology of Maloti-Drakensberg hunter-gatherers (Peter Mitchell); 'Their village is where they kill game': Nguni interactions with the San (Gavin Whitelaw); Basotho oral knowledge: the last Bushman inhabitants of the Mashai District, Lesotho (Patricia Vinnicombe, with additional notes by Peter Mitchell); Rereading 'People of the Eland' (David S. Whitley). [ASC Leiden abstract]