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Thumbs, Purring Hyoids, and Zsa Zsa Gabor

We should feed our cat “as much as it will eat in thirty minutes, twice a day,” says a book titled “Rules of Thumb,” by Tom Parker. 681 more words

Locations of the African Ethnic Groups in Haak et al's dataset

This is the small version, which does not show all the groups. The larger version, with all the groups, is below.

Continuing my quest to produce a handy guide to the many obscure ethnic groups found in… 103 more words

Genes And HBD

Beads and Beadwork of the San people, Southern Africa. Part 2

This article briefly discusses bead making, the construction methods of beadwork, and influences of the San healing systems on the material culture of others. 1,330 more words

Beads and Beadwork of the San people, Southern Africa. part 1

In the blistering heat, hunting and running down the next meal can take days. So it is surprising that the San had the time, energy or will to make beads. 1,022 more words

Drakensberg I: Giant's Castle

From our quick stop in Durban, we drove towards the Drakensberg in the early for morning. We spent the day in Giant’s Castle National Park (just about two hours by car from Durban). 243 more words


John Turtle: a Life Well Lived

The following tribute was published on May 21st 2016 on The Bushmen website, online home of the Bushmen, the club for current and former members of the BBC World Service: 923 more words

John Turtle

Kalahari legend

Discovered in 1986 by a bug collector working at the National Museum of Namibia, Dragon’s Breath Cave is so called because of the humid air that emerges from it. 482 more words

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