Some explorers believed they had found unicorns depicted on rocks. The truth behind the paintings is far more interesting.
A new exhibition in Johannesburg focuses on the beliefs and paintings of the San people.
Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa’s southern Cape region, we’ve been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.
The early use of poison is one more indicator of an advanced repertoire of behavioural and technological traits that have characterised our species from the earliest times.
The San are caught between a rock and an art place. While they face an uncertain future, myths and meaning come under the spotlight in a new book.