A rock art pioneer: Louis E. Tylor, and previously undescribed painted rock fragments from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Authors

  • J. Hobart Pitt Rivers Museum
  • P. Mitchell University of Oxford
  • J. Coote Pitt Rivers Museum

Abstract

Louis E. Tylor was one of the earliest recorders of rock art in southern Africa, making a large number of copies in 1893 in the then Natal Drakensberg (now often referred to as KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg). This paper gives a brief account of Louis Tylor's upbringing and the travels that lead to his work in South Africa. It also provides descriptions of six pieces of rock art removed by Tylor from the Drakensberg in 1893 and housed at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford since March 1894.

Examples of rock art paintings described in this paper are available on the Pitt Rivers Museum website.

To cite this paper: Hobart, J, Mitchell, P. & Coote, J. 2002. A rock art pioneer: Louis E. Tylor, and previously undescribed painted rock fragments from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Southern African Humanities 14: 65-78.

Published

2021-02-05

How to Cite

Hobart, J., Mitchell, P., & Coote, J. (2021). A rock art pioneer: Louis E. Tylor, and previously undescribed painted rock fragments from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Southern African Humanities, 14, 65–78. Retrieved from https://sahumanities.org/index.php/sah/article/view/162

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Articles