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NAMIBIA. Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes. Petroglyphs of rhinoceros, elephants, ostrich, giraffes, humans, footprints. "The site forms a coherent, extensive, and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa over at least 2,000 years, and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers."

NAMIBIA. Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes. Petroglyphs of rhinoceros, elephants, ostrich, giraffes, humans, footprints. "The site forms a coherent, extensive, and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa over at least 2,000 years, and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers."

It is estimated that these petroglyphs are aproximately 5,000 years old.  Namibia - Twyfelfontein

It is estimated that these petroglyphs are aproximately 5,000 years old. Namibia - Twyfelfontein

NAMIBIA- TWYFELFONTEIN –This is a site of ancient rock engravings in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia. The site has been inhabited for 6,000 years, first by hunter-gatherers and later by Khoikhoi herders. Both groups used it as a place of worship and a site to conduct shamanist rituals. During of these rituals at least 2.500 items of rock carvings have been created, as well as a few rock paintings. UNESCO approved Twyfelfontein as Namibia's first World Heritage Site in 2007.

NAMIBIA- TWYFELFONTEIN –This is a site of ancient rock engravings in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia. The site has been inhabited for 6,000 years, first by hunter-gatherers and later by Khoikhoi herders. Both groups used it as a place of worship and a site to conduct shamanist rituals. During of these rituals at least 2.500 items of rock carvings have been created, as well as a few rock paintings. UNESCO approved Twyfelfontein as Namibia's first World Heritage Site in 2007.

"Lion's Mouth" rock formation on top of Huab valley in Twyfelfontein (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Namibia - Twyfelfontein has  one of the largest concentrations of petroglyphs in Africa. The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa over at least 2,000 years, and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers.

"Lion's Mouth" rock formation on top of Huab valley in Twyfelfontein (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Namibia - Twyfelfontein has one of the largest concentrations of petroglyphs in Africa. The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa over at least 2,000 years, and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers.

One of the largests site of rock petroglyphs in Africa. 2,000 to 2,500 years ago the Khoikhoi, an ethnic group related to the San (Bushmen) made 2,500 items of rock carvings.Twyfelfontein, Namibia.

One of the largests site of rock petroglyphs in Africa. 2,000 to 2,500 years ago the Khoikhoi, an ethnic group related to the San (Bushmen) made 2,500 items of rock carvings.Twyfelfontein, Namibia.

Petroglyphs, Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Namibia,

Petroglyphs, Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Namibia,

Petroglyphs of animals at a site near Twyfelfontein, Namibia. They are thought to have been made by local tribespeople and no date of their creation is available. Image by Liz Leyden

Petroglyphs of animals at a site near Twyfelfontein, Namibia. They are thought to have been made by local tribespeople and no date of their creation is available. Image by Liz Leyden

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