FAQ: Are there different branches of San people?
FAQ: A question on the history of San peoples in southern Africa from Jay Heale … and an answer from Dr Janette Deacon: Are there two different branches of San people – as evidenced by the mountain-dwelling people of the Drakensberg and the desert-dwelling people elsewhere?
A question on the hunting of San historically
A friend has just made a statement about the treatment of Bushmen and how they were hunted in South Africa well into the 1900s. Is this fact true?
Hunter Gatherers - are there any left?
In our series of Frequently Asked Questions:Are there still people who live by hunter and gathering as their primary method of supporting their community? Question from Mr Dittmers:
FAQ: What does the term 'Strandloper' imply?
FAQ 1 Query to Dr Megan Biesele from Jay Heale on terminology and the use of the word ‘Strandloper’ – which has a literal translation of ‘beach walker’ and was used in the early days of European settlement at the Cape to describe people seen collecting seafood on the shore.
Forthcoming questions to be answered
How many San people are there now anyway? Where do they live? How many languages still remain spoken in communities? These are the kinds of questions that people wonder about - mostly because there are so many misconceptions around. This section will give brief answers to the most frequently asked questions - please feel free to send yours to: