PICTOGRAPH

2012 EXPEDITION - NUMAS VALLEY

The San belief-system has lasted for many thousands of years and explains why the oldest images of which we know (about 27,000 years old, in Namibia) possess elements similar to the most recent San depictions (produced about 100 years ago). The aim of this project is to contribute to an online database of rock art photographs by adding new data from the areas that had not been surveyed in their entirety.

In 2012 we carried out a five week survey of the lower Numas Valley, GPS'd and mapped each site and produced the world's first interactive 360-degree photographs and aerial images of selected rock art and its environs.

Useful references for this Valley:

Rudner, J. (1957) The Brandberg and Its Archaeological Remains. Journal of the South West Africa Scientific Society 12: 7–44.
MacCalman, H. R. (1965) Carbon 14 Dates from South West Africa. South African Archaeological Bulletin 20(80): 215.
Scherz, E. R. (1986) Felsbilder in Sudwest-Afriker, Vol.III: Die Matereien. Fundamenta 7/3. Köln/Wien: Bohlau Verlag.