Thetford Game Reserve Rock Art Site

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Thetford Game Reserve Rock Art Site



Thetford Game Reserve Rock Art Site is located in Mazowe,Mashonaland Central Province.


Why Visit

How the trance dance served a community healing function in Late Stone Age community life illustrated through rock art paintings from a rock art site at Thetford Game Reserve, central Mashonaland, Zimbabwe The features of this site include the pristine paint quality of sections of the rock art panel, the clarity with which the trance scene is depicted, the high number of roots and plants featured by the artists (40% of the total images) and the first reported use in Zimbabwean rock art of a natural physical feature in the granite rock surface as a deliberate and dramatic part of the trance scene composition.

How to get here

From Harare head north on the (A11) Mazowe road. Distances are from the road toll: 6.1 KM turn right on to the Christon Bank road. 10.9 KM ignore turnoff to right, 11.84 KM turn right onto gravel road signposted for Thetford, drive to the hill summit and then road descends into the valley, 15.3 KM cross Mazowe Bridge, 15.7 KM turn left at T junction, onto narrow tar road, 16.9 KM reach Thetford entrance.Zimbabwe Caves And Rock Paintings