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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Huts of Batlapin tribe

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
A roof thatched with Tamboogir grass - held in place by small branches of Lycium and a braided ox hide around the bottom. Often they are much thicker and occasionally made of sorghum. The gate is made of Lycium branches but the kraal of Acacia. The town is scattered over a wide area - apparently the rough grain is not stored to any extent since I was unable to secure any. [Shantz travel journal, Sep. 29, 1919]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19190929_36384_m
Created: 
1919-09-29
City: 
Taung
City Then: 
Taung
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
South Africa
Country Then: 
South Africa
Province: 
Northern Cape
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No