Tshisiku Shelter and the Shashe-Limpopo confluence area hunter-gatherer sequence

Authors

  • B. L. van Doornum Natal Museum

Abstract

Little is known about hunter-gatherers in the Shashe-Limpopo confluence area, in contrast to the well known farmer sequence. Based on evidence from Tshisiku Shelter, it is apparent that the hunter-gatherer sequence of the confluence area is longer than initially thought, extending back to almost 6 000 BP. Through comparisons of data from Tshisiku and Little Muck shelters (similar is size, environment and proximity to farmer settlements), it can be concluded that hunter-gatherer - farmer interaction is more complex than previous research suggests, and that different shelters reflect varied hunter-gatherer responses to farmers throughout the contact period.

To cite this article: van Doornum, B. L. 2007. Tshisiku Shelter and the Shashe-Limpopo confluence area hunter-gatherer sequence. Southern African Humanities 19: 17-67.

Published

2021-02-05

How to Cite

van Doornum, B. L. (2021). Tshisiku Shelter and the Shashe-Limpopo confluence area hunter-gatherer sequence. Southern African Humanities, 19, 17–67. Retrieved from https://sahumanities.org/index.php/sah/article/view/246

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