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Under the Mopane Tree: Holocene Settlement in Northern Namibia. By R. Vogelsang & B. Eichhorn. Africa Praehistorica 24. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln, 2011, 220 pp. ISBN 978-3-927688-37-7. € 38.00 (Hardcover).

Under the Mopane Tree: Holocene Settlement in Northern Namibia. By R. Vogelsang & B. Eichhorn.... Under the Mopane Tree: Holocene Settlement in Northern Namibia. By R. Vogelsang & B. Eichhorn. Africa Praehistorica 24. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln, 2011, 220 pp. ISBN 978-3-927688-37-7. 38.00 (Hardcover). Namibia's extraordinarily rich and diverse archaeological heritage includes the oldest known examples of rock paintings on the African continent, a pivotal position in the southward movement of livestock around 2000 years ago and well-studied instances of interaction between indigenous pastoralists and European traders in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (kinahan 2011). The majority of archaeological work there, including rock art research, has nevertheless focused on the centre and south of the country, with relatively little attention paid to its far north. Reasons for this are obvious: before independence areas to the north of Etosha National Park were largely assigned to ethnic homelands set up by the then South African-controlled government and, from the 1970s until independence in 1990, witnessed sustained conflict between the South African army and the liberation forces of SWAPO. Only since independence, therefore, has it become possible to undertake extensive fieldwork in this region and the volume reviewed here presents many of the results of that fieldwork, conducted under the auspices of the ACACIA (Arid Climate, Adaptation and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

Under the Mopane Tree: Holocene Settlement in Northern Namibia. By R. Vogelsang & B. Eichhorn. Africa Praehistorica 24. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln, 2011, 220 pp. ISBN 978-3-927688-37-7. € 38.00 (Hardcover).

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 10 (1): 117 – Oct 25, 2012

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© Copyright 2012 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1612-1651
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Under the Mopane Tree: Holocene Settlement in Northern Namibia. By R. Vogelsang & B. Eichhorn. Africa Praehistorica 24. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln, 2011, 220 pp. ISBN 978-3-927688-37-7. 38.00 (Hardcover). Namibia's extraordinarily rich and diverse archaeological heritage includes the oldest known examples of rock paintings on the African continent, a pivotal position in the southward movement of livestock around 2000 years ago and well-studied instances of interaction between indigenous pastoralists and European traders in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (kinahan 2011). The majority of archaeological work there, including rock art research, has nevertheless focused on the centre and south of the country, with relatively little attention paid to its far north. Reasons for this are obvious: before independence areas to the north of Etosha National Park were largely assigned to ethnic homelands set up by the then South African-controlled government and, from the 1970s until independence in 1990, witnessed sustained conflict between the South African army and the liberation forces of SWAPO. Only since independence, therefore, has it become possible to undertake extensive fieldwork in this region and the volume reviewed here presents many of the results of that fieldwork, conducted under the auspices of the ACACIA (Arid Climate, Adaptation and

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Journal of African ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Oct 25, 2012

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