Their significance as symbolic icons is their dominant aspect, and a ritual meaning is implicit.
As a component of a symbol system that was radically altered after 1300 CE, however, there is no ethnographic information that provides clues as to the sandal icon’s meaning.
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It precedes systems of writing by up to hundreds of millennia, and it is the main repository of cultural information about nearly all of human history.
Comparison with similar motifs associated to human depictions found at the western termination of the Ennedi Highland suggests these engravings could be depictions of shields, attributable to the pastoral period.
Full article This article lists the rock art sites in Morocco with painted images so far published.
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By revisiting the Nabara 2 shelter in the southern Ennedi (Chad), some previously unreported paintings and a whole set of unexpected oval engravings were surveyed.