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Photos: Ancient rock art of Southern Africa

Ultimate herd

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A panel of paintings showing humans herding animals in South Africa.

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White and red

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A rock art painting of an eland from Phuthiatsana Valley in Lesotho.

Later Stone Age

botswana rock art

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An example of a fine-line painting from the later Stone Age.

Humans and elands

botswana rock art

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These paintings of human figures and an eland are from the Maclear District in South Africa.

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