oa Botswana Notes & Records - Game traps : their importance in Southern Africa

Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



Nineteenth-century travellers in the interior of southern Africa frequently came across pitfalls or game traps, yet remarkably few have survived, and little archaeology has been done on them. Recently a new type of game trap was discovered at Tshwane in east central Botswana, and this paper descriptionbes the site and assesses the significance of these labour-intensive traps.

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