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dc.contributor.author Gwasira, Goodman
dc.contributor.author Katjiuongua, Geogine
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-15T08:10:03Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-15T08:10:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Gwasira, G., & Katjiuongua, G. (2016). A condition assessment of the prehistoric art from the Bushman Paradise Cave, Groβe Spitzkoppe, Namibia. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(2), 1-14. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2026-7215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1900
dc.description.abstract The main objective of this study was to assess the overall physical state of the prehistoric rock paintings of the Spitzkoppe. This article presents an evaluation of the condition of the rock art at the Bushman Paradise site. Ideally, a condition survey should be carried out periodically and be used as a monitoring and evaluation tool. This article is a contribution to ideas and methods that can be used to develop integrated and informed conservation strategies for rock art sites in Namibia. It identifies and classifies the causes of deterioration or damage of the rock art at the Bushman Paradise. We argue that systematic documentation is crucial for site management purposes because it is from detailed documentation that a statement of significance of sites can be generated. We conclude from the analysis that anthropogenic causes of deterioration at the Bushman Paradise outweigh natural causes. We conclude by proposing site specific conservation interventions that can be replicated at other sites of similar nature in the Spitzkoppe and Namibia in general. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Condition assessment en_US
dc.subject Prehistoric art en_US
dc.subject Bushman Paradise Cave en_US
dc.title A condition assessment of the prehistoric art from the Bushman Paradise Cave, Groβe Spitzkoppe, Namibia. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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