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Eland, Hunters and Concepts of ‘Sympathetic Control’: Expressed in Southern African Rock Art

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J. F. Thackeray

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Publication Date

April 2005

Abstract

Depictions of wounded or dying eland, juxtaposed with images of human or therianthropic figures ‘dying’ in trance or symbolically ‘wounded’, are discussed in the context of ‘sympathetic control’ expressed in southern African rock art. It is suggested that the development of concepts of control included the use of skin costumes in hunting contexts and in ritual, linked to concepts associated with trance.

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Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Vol. 15, no. 1 (2005-04-01).

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South Africa, Rock Art, Hunting

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South Africa; Rock Art; Hunting

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SFS0039887_00001

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