Some fluvial forms and sediments in the valleys of the Hoanib and Hoarusib Rivers in the Kaokoveld Namib are descriptionbed. Radiocarbon dates of plant remains from some of the younger deposits suggest a sequence of climatic fluctuations during the present millennium.
Twenty-seven archaeological sites were located in the Fish River Canyon during a survey in June 1981. The presence of Pleitocene (Early and Middle Stone Age) artefacts was noted at nine locations and more recent settlement remains at a further eighteen. The location of these sites is indicated and their associations and distribution are discussed.
The diets of two sympatric lizards, Metroles cuneirostris and Apomaum anchietae, collected in the same areas a1 the samc time, were compared by analysis of the stomach contents. Observations of the feeding behaviour of M. cuneirostris were also made.
The use of morphometrical characteristics in the identification of freshwater fish species require certain specialized rechniques. The staining of vertebrae and other skeletal components proved to be a tedious and timeconsuming affair in the past.