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King's monuments: identifying ‘formlings’ in southern African San rock paintings

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Siyakha Mguni*
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*Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat, South Africa (Email: siyakha@bushmanskloof.co.za and siyakha@rockart.wits.ac.za)
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The author demonstrates that the complex images of rock art known as formlings depict or evoke the equally complex architecture of ant-hills. Presented in cutaway and full of metaphorical references, they go beyond the image into the imagination.

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Antiquity , Volume 80 , Issue 309 , 1 September 2006 , pp. 583 - 598
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