Disguises, Animal Behaviour and Concepts of Control in Relation to Rock Art of Southern Africa
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The use of animal skin disguises provides one means of taking advantage of 'curiosity behaviour' in antelope, ostriches and other animals. Ethnographic accounts suggest that concepts of game-controlling powers developed in part from the use of animal skin disguises. Examples of rock art are discussed in relation to ethnographic data concerning animal behaviour, skin costumes and controlling powers attributed to shamans.
Ostriches, Shamans, Springbok, Curiosity, Hunting, Ethnography, Animal Behavior, Hunting Grounds, Giraffes
Goodwin Series, Vol. 4 (1983-06-01).
Thackeray, J. F., "Disguises, Animal Behaviour and Concepts of Control in Relation to Rock Art of Southern Africa" (1983). KIP Articles. 1241.