In this area, stone tools and rock art paintings date back over 70,000 years and are by far the oldest known art.
The San were traditionally semi-nomadic, moving seasonally within certain defined areas based on the availability of resources such as water, game animals, and edible plants.
The San or Saan people are members of various Khoisan-speaking indigenous hunter-gatherer people representing the first nation of Southern Africa, whose territories span Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa.
There is a significant linguistic difference between the northern people living between the Okavango River in Botswana and Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, extending up into southern Angola; the central people of most of Namibia and Botswana, extending into Zambia and Zimbabwe; and the southern people in the central Kalahari towards the Molopo River, who are the last remnant of the previously extensive indigenous San of South Africa.
Despite some positive aspects of government development programs reported by members of the San and Bakgalagadi communities in Botswana, many have spoken of a consistent sense of exclusion from government decision-making processes, and many San and Bakgalagadi have alleged experiencing ethnic discrimination on the part of the government.
Various terms—including San, Bushmen and Basarwa—have been used to refer to them collectively.
Traditionally, the San were an egalitarian society.
Villages range in sturdiness from nightly rain shelters in the warm spring (when people move constantly in search of budding greens), to formalised rings, wherein people congregate in the dry season around permanent waterholes.
They make important family and group decisions and claim ownership of water holes and foraging areas.Liebe Fans, wir werden auch am wieder in Oerlinghausen zu Gast sein.Tickets sind ab heute an folgenden Vorverkaufsstellen erhältlich: Tickethotlines: - Neue Westfälische Zeitung Tel.: 0521 / 555444 - Lippe aktuell (Detmold) Tel.: 01805 / 007882 - LZ(Lippische Landeszeitung)Detmold Tel.: 05231 / 911113 Vorverkaufsstellen: - Melmsche Apotheke - Buchhandlung Blume - I-Bergapotheke - Heide Apotheke - Lotto-Reisen Gärtner - Apotheke in Lipperreihe - Lotto-Hilbert (Leopoldshöhe) Wir freuen uns auf Euren Besuch! Unser neues Album „Die große Schlagerparty“ ist ab sofort im Handel erhätlich.Women are mainly involved in the gathering of food, but may also take part in hunting. Droughts may last many months and waterholes may dry up. To get water this way, a San scrapes a deep hole where the sand is damp.Into this hole is inserted a long hollow grass stem. Water is sucked into the straw from the sand, into the mouth, and then travels down another straw into the ostrich egg.