On Tuesday 06th October, Justine Wintjes and Ghilraen Laue of the Human Sciences Department, KwaZulu-Natal Museum and Jeremy Hollmann, Research Associate at the Rock Art Research Institute, took the opportunity to visit and record more sites in the central Drakensberg. A total of three sites were recorded. The images here are from the site with the most well-preserved images.
This therianthrope (part-human, part animal) figure was first recorded by Patricia Vinnicombe and published in her book People of the Eland in 1976.
In this panel, the therianthropes are surrounded by at least 14 tiny grey figures. These figures are hardly visible, but show up beautifully when enhanced using the programme DStretch.
Dstretch has been used here to show up the amazing details of the body decoration on these elongated orange figures. Photos: Justine Wintjes.