Mike Glier ’75 , has moved on from the Okavango Delta to the Tsodilo Hills…

…an elbow and knee of bedrock that sticks out of the Botswana sand sheet. Inhabited by humans for over a 100,000 years, the hills have been consecrated with 5000 rock paintings and a three dimensional image of a Python, believed to be one of the world’s first sculptures. These artifacts are a trace of people who lived lives with days that had a rhythm filled of actions that had a reason. What were their lives like? How did they get through the day? And again I wondered what knowledge has been lost? Perhaps there is an echo of an answer in the following images from Tsodilo Hills and fifteen tips on bush survival provided by Matsaudi and Lenamile.

Check out Professor Glier’s wonderful post here, and be sure and take note of the tips on bush survival. After all, you never know when a hippo might surface next to your boat.

(P ’12, scroll down for the elephant paintings)

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