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"2725AB/ Minerals/ farm Maraetchesfontein 54/ Site 2"

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Rock engraving

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Rossouw L, 2017. NW12057PR - Prospecting Right application of diamonds alluvial and diamonds general on the farm Maraetchesfontein RE/2/54 & 15/54, Registration Division HO, North West Province. Other Publication

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Post date: 17/08/2020
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Site 1 (GPS: S27°07'51.1" E25°22'53.8") is a rocky outcrop roughly 130 meters east of the Harts River. At least ten individual boulders depict rock art. Rock engravings are made by pecking, scraping or incising into the rock surface. All imagery here was made by pecking. An upright stone at this site was used as a rubbing post by large mammals (particularly rhino) to get rid of skin parasites for many millennia. Such rubbing posts are common indicators of San rock art in the vicinity. Imagery at the site includes a black rhino, human figure, giraffe, zebra, hartebeest, possible eland and some indeterminate, seemingly unfinished images. 
 
 

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