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Fredrick Ngugi July 13, 2017 at 03:00 pm

July 13, 2017 at 03:00 pm | History

Khomani Cultural Landscape, South Africa

Khomani Cultural Landscape

Khomani Cultural Landscape in South Africa. Photo credit: Khomani San

Khomani Cultural Landscape is a gigantic expanse of sand located in the northern part of South Africa at the border with the neighboring Botswana and Namibia.

It coincides with the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (KGNP) and contains evidence of human occupation from the Stone Age to the present.

Khomani San

Khomani San. Photo credit: Khomani San

The site is associated with the culture of the formally nomadic Khomani San people and the tactics they employed to adapt to harsh desert conditions.

It is alleged that the Khomani San people developed specific ethno-botanical knowledge, cultural practices, and a worldview related to the geographical features of their environment.

The landscape bears testimony to the way of life that prevailed in the region and shaped the site over thousands of years.

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