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The depiction of animals in rock art paintings and engravings is breathtaking. From an aesthetic point of view, it is the depiction of animals that have generated the most comment and praise.

These are skilfully depicted in a variety of postures, such as the side view, from the front, from the back, lying down, running, and, occasionally, from the back. An understanding of Bushman's beliefs and rituals is crucial in understanding these depictions.

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