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Bushmen : Kalahari Hunter-Gatherers and their Descendants, Hardback Book

Bushmen : Kalahari Hunter-Gatherers and their Descendants Hardback


The hunter-gatherers of southern Africa known as 'Bushmen' or 'San' are not one single ethnic group, but several.

They speak a diverse variety of languages, and have many different settlement patterns, kinship systems and economic practices.

The fact that we think of them as a unity is not as strange as it may seem, for they share a common origin: they are an original hunter-gatherer population of southern Africa with a history of many thousands of years on the subcontinent.

Drawing on his four decades of field research in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, Alan Barnard provides a detailed account of Bushmen or San, covering ethnography, archaeology, folklore, religious studies and rock-art studies as well as several other fields.

Its wide coverage includes social development and politics, both historically and in the present day, helping us to reconstruct both human prehistory and a better understanding of ourselves.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 218 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 5 Tables, black and white; 7 Maps; 12 Halftones, black and
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: African history
  • ISBN: 9781108418263



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