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Map 1. The granite belt of Zimbabwe and rock art concentrations (adapted from Garlake 1995)

Frobenius (1931: 338) also wrote, â€œâ€Śin the northern pictures the representation of trees and plants is almost as frequent and varied as that of animals in the southern ones.â€? Current research shows this remark to be an exaggeration, but the co-occurrence of formlings and tree or plant motifs is real. Trees and formlings occur in exactly the same restricted painting zones. As well as Zimbabwe there is a similar pattern of their co-existence in the Brandberg (see

Continuity and change in San belief and ritual  

A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand,Johannesburg, for the degree of Master of Arts. 2002, by Siyakha...