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Painted shelter, Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Ekuta cave is a rock shelter in the Erongo mountains of central Namibia, containing detailed depictions of animals and people carrying equipment such as bows and arrows.
There are many rock painting sites in Namibia’s Erongo Region, including those known at Spitzkoppe and the Brandberg. These paintings are thought to be associated with hunter-gatherers, perhaps ancestors of modern San people, responsible for creating much of the known rock art in Southern Africa. Perhaps the most well-known rock art site in Namibia is at /Ui-//aes (Twyfelfontein) with its more than 2,000 engravings of animals and other motifs.
This model was created using original photographs from the African rock art image project, supported by the Arcadia Fund. For more information visit www.britishmuseum.org/africanrockart