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Cave and stone markings made by early hominids, which are believed to indicate social development; the oldest known RA is attributed to Australian aborigine ancestors, ±40,000 years ago, and consists of carved circular depressions
Lenssen-Erz (2012: 105) also refers to some of the cattle rock painting and engraving images in the Ennedi Highlands of north-east Chad as being individualised "with very intricate, 'costly' patterns of the coat often in strictly unnatural geometric designs", this fitting "with current patterns of behaviour among some cattle pastoralists".
Singe, John nd Aspects of rock painting in the Torres Strait with an emphasis on Muralug Island Group (to which is attached copies of drawing of rock paintings from various sites), ms, Thursday Island High School.
Ranging from rock painting and oral storytelling to rap music, the materials examined by Brown cover a range of linguistic, racial, economic and historical contexts, all speaking compellingly to the author of issues that reverberate widely through present-day South Africa and beyond.