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Exhibition: Through the Eyes of an Archaeologist

Shaun Smillie: Dailymaverick

Wits University Professor Revil Mason turned 90 in February, and to celebrate his life’s work an exhibition has been organised at the Origins Centre.

On a wall in the Origins Centre at Wits University, Professor Revil Mason’s big discovery is on a loop. The faded colour film captures vistas of the Kaokoveld desert as rain clouds gather on the horizon.

It is just before the rains come, and a 25-year-old Mason is heading up the Brandberg mountain range in Namibia looking for San rock art. The young archaeologist was shooting his expedition on a 16 mm Kodachrome camera with what was still rare then, colour film. …Read More

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2019-03-04T08:29:57+00:00