Reconstructing the Past - the Khoikhoi
Where did they come from?
The Khoisan pages
An educational information resource
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There is much debate about the origins of the Khoikhoi - some scholars have suggested that they originated from Asia, some from north Africa. Linguistic experts believe that people who spoke the Khoikhoi language once lived in the areas shaded on the map, and this has been backed up by archaeological excavations that have uncovered pottery and remains of livestock in these places.

Experts believe that the shaded areas were once inhabited by the Khoikhoi (map of Southern Africa).
Archeologists have found remains of livestock and pottery at the places that are named.

The Khoikhoi
Reconstructing the Past
Where did they come from?
What did they do?
Social Organisation
Stock Ownership and Management
Religion and Nature
Further reading
The reference books used for the development of this site are recommended reading of the University of Cape Town and may be purchased online at Discovering Southern African Rock Art, The Bushmen of Southern Africa, Once We Were Hunters, The Cape Herders.
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