Eland, Hunters and Concepts of ‘Sympathetic Control’: Expressed in Southern African Rock Art
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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.
Eland, Hunters, Sympathetic Control, South Africa, Southern African, Rock Art
Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Vol. 15, no. 1 (2005-04-01).
Thackeray, J. Francis, "Eland, Hunters and Concepts of ‘Sympathetic Control’: Expressed in Southern African Rock Art" (2005). KIP Articles. 1485.