Rock art and identity in the north eastern Cape province

Show simple item record Mallen, Lara 2009-01-26T11:56:57Z 2009-01-26T11:56:57Z 2009-01-26T11:56:57Z
dc.description.abstract A new and unusual corpus of rock art, labelled as Type 3 imagery, forms the focal point of this dissertation. Type 3 art is found at twelve known sites within the region once known and Nomansland, in the south-eastern mountains of South Africa. It is significant because it differs from the three major southern African rock art traditions, those of San, Khoekhoen and Bantu-speakers in terms of subject matter, manner of depiction and use of pigment. The presence of Type 3 art in Nomansland raises questions about its authorship, its relationship to the other rock art of the area, and the reasons for its production and consumption, which I consider in this dissertation. I argue that this corpus of art was made in the late nineteenth century, probably by a small, multi-ethnic stock raiding band. I consider the inception of this rock painting tradition, and the role of the art in the contestation and maintenance of identity. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject rock art en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject North eastern Cape en
dc.title Rock art and identity in the north eastern Cape province en
dc.type Thesis en

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