People of the Kalahari

The Bushmen have always been able to survive as hunters/gatherers in the arid habitat of the Kalahari Desert by utilising the desert’s resources in very resourceful ways. They conserved water by filling emptied ostrich eggs with water and by burying it in the desert sand until later use.

Tienie depicted the Bushman pouring water into the ostrich eggshell, using a tortoise shell as jug.

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