bushmen art

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The Drakensberg Range has between 35,000 and 40,000 works of rock art by the San (Bushmen) of South Africa, these sites constitute the largest collection of such work in the world. Some 20,000 individual rock paintings have been recorded at 500 different caves and over-hanging cliff sites between the Drakensberg Royal Natal National Park and Bushman’s Nek. Due to the materials used in their production, these paintings are difficult to date but there is now anthropological evidence, including many hunting implements, that suggest the San people existed in the Drakensberg at least 40,000 years ago, and possibly even as much as 100,000.