The First People of the Cape: A Look at Their History and the Impact of Colonialism on the Cape's Indigenous People
This fascinating account of the Cape's indigenous people traces the origins and history of the San hunter-gatherers, whose ancestry in southern Africa dates back at least 120,000 years, and the Khoekhoe herders, who arrived in the south-western Cape about 2000 years ago. This is the first in a new series of full-color heritage books aimed at both local and overseas tourists. The author uncovers the rich history of the indigenous people of the Cape: Stone Age people, the San and the Khoikhoi, as well as the Griqua. This is the first time this history has been presented in a comprehensive, accessible way in a single book: The many specially-commissioned photos vividly bring to life the sites and events discussed; Maps and contact details are given for readers wishing to visit the heritage sites.
The book has been produced in consultation with the South African Heritage Agency.
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