First People

The Lost History of the Khoisan

Andrew Smith
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An illuminating exploration of early Southern African hunters and herders.

In First People, archaeologist Andrew Smith examines what we know about Southern Africa's early people, drawing on evidence from archaeological sites and rock art, the observations of colonial-era travellers, linguistics, and the study of the human genome.

Smith has studied the history and prehistory of the Khoisan throughout his long and 
distinguished career. These communities represent the early groups of hunter-gatherers and herders and the oldest human lineages of Africa, some migrating from as far as East Africa to settle in countries like Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa.

Fully illustrated and including the latest academic research, First People is an invaluable 
and accessible work that reaches from the Stone Age and travels through time to the most recent history of the Khoisan. It paints a knowledgeable and fascinating portrait of their land occupation, migration, survival, culture, and practices.

Author bio:

Professor Andrew Smith is an archaeologist, excavator and researcher who has spent the last 50 years researching and working closely with African herders and hunters. He has travelled around the globe, joined expeditions to Egypt, and excavated at some of the richest prehistoric herding sites.

Category: Cultural studies
ISBN: 9781776191840
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Jonathan Ball
Pub Date: July 2022
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Cultural studies