A Guide to the Rock Art of the Matopo Hills, Zimbabwe

Elspeth Parry


  • amaBooks
  • Bulawayo
  • 2002
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 62 pages


A Guide to the Rock Art of the Matopo Hills Zimbabwe is an essential book for anyone visiting these hills of western Zimbabwe and for those with an interest in rock art. Copies of the paintings by Janet Duff bring the art to life. It discusses the lifestyle and beliefs of the Stone Age hunter-gathers who painted on the rocks, as well as considering the art itself and its interpretation. It concludes with a description of the major sites in the Matopo hills.


[Elspeth Parry] writes in a nice, easy style and I enjoyed reading it and looking at the fine rock art. - Nick Walker, The South African Archaeological Bulletin


Elspeth Parry has been actively involved in locating and recording rock art sites in the Matopo hills for 20 years.