The White Lady of Brandberg, racial types in Brandberg rock paintings

The White Lady of Brandberg, racial types in Brandberg rock paintings.

“The White Lady is a rock painting, located on a panel, also depicting other art work, on a small rock overhang, deep within Brandberg Mountain. The giant granite monolith located in Damaraland and called ‘The Brandberg’ is Namibia’s highest mountain”



The White Lady of Brandberg, South-West Africa, Her Companions and Her Guards
Abbe Henri Breuil
The South African Archaeological Bulletin, 
Vol. 3, No. 9 (Mar., 1948), pp. 2-11

“RACIAL TYPES

The racial types are mixed; six are certainly not natives, but Europeans or Mediterraneans […] There are five definitely black [Negroid], two of which are repaintings of an original face of another type; one is Australoid. None are either Bushman or Hottentot.”

“We cannot explain this mixture of races except by a column or better still a ship’s company of foreigners, settling in the country for some time, or returning on several trips, and camping amongst the rocks near the fresh water spring. My
opinion is that a mixed band of foreigners, recruited when they started forth, in
the course of their journeyings added to their company negro helpers”

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