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The Bow of Siva Alias Heitsi Eibib in the Rock Art of the Cape Quena1

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The tripple curved or fully recurved bow is a historical milestone and a significant marker of culture change. The recent controversy over the presence of the triple curved bow in the rock art and its alleged absence from the ethnographic record of southern Africa is shown to be spurious. Excessive zeal and unfounded assumptions rather than new evidence fuels this wasteful exercise. Evidence is presented that the most likely source of the triple curved bow among the southern African Quena (Hottentots) is India. Shared religious ideas, shared artifacts and shared related terminology form the base of the argument that the Asiatic recurved bow has its place in the history of the Quena (Hottentots) and of Africa in general.

Affiliations: 1: Visiting Historian/Researcher at Mgwenya College, Indo-Africa, 26 Sawkins Road, Mowbray 7700, Cape Town, South Africa


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