Located in north-west Botswana near the Namibian Border, the Tsodilo Hills are a small area of massive quartzite rock formations that rise from ancient sand dunes to the east and a dry fossil lake bed to the west in the Kalahari Desert.
The Hills have provided shelter and other resources to people for over 100,000 years. It now retains a remarkable record, in its archaeology, its rock art, and its continuing traditions, not only of this use but also of the development of human culture and of a symbiotic nature/human relationship over many thousands of years.
The rock paintings in the picture above are from the walls of the Tsodilo Hills in Botswana, which is home to one of the highest concentrations of rock art in the world. Local communities continue to deeply respect Tsodilo as a place of worship frequented by ancestral spirits.
The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.
Picture credit: Joachim Huber