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Makgadikgadi Pan

The Makgadikgadi Pan, a salt pan situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana, is one of the largest salt flats in the world. 848 more words

The Holistic Expedition Of Africa

Violence, trauma, and hunter-gatherers

(Dewar, 2010)

A fascinating project I’m currently working on involves fourteen ~2000 year old San hunter-gatherer skeletons.

These were found in Faraoskop Rock Shelter, where they were (likely) all buried at the same time. 410 more words


Let's Get Small

I said earlier than it seemed likely that archaic hominid living in special environments, for a long time (sometimes more than a million years) inevitably developed high-quality adaptations to those environments, and since such alleles are easily transmitted, modern humans were likely to pick them up. 139 more words


Fourteen Skeletons

I’m almost certain that when I mention the term ‘hunter-gatherer’, an image of nimble men comes to your mind, carrying spears or bows and arrows, and darting through the African savanna in the blazing sun following the footprints of an antelope… 538 more words


The Smoke that Thunders -Bulawayo, Matopo and Victoria falls

Day 338 – Gweru to Bulawayo

A short drive to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city. We were stopped on the way for “speeding” and for having back lights not working, both policemen looking for a bit of a pay out. 1,986 more words

Get Cooking!

G’day! Are you all rugged up?

Sydney has really been cooler than usual the last few days, so Neey and I decided to cook up a belly warmer! 255 more words


The San, the first people in South Africa

The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa were the San people. The San were also known as ‘Bushmen’, a term used by the European Colonists that is now considered derogatory. 1,389 more words