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Talk 4th July by Prof Smith on the Khoekhoen


We are extremely lucky, proud and excited to have Emeritus Professor Andrew Smith come and address our association on the 4th of July.
Professor Smith’s talk will introduce the Khoekhoen , and discuss current ideas on the archaeology, genetics and linguistics of where they came from and how they developed at the Cape, a fascinating subject about a people who inhabited our region from the earliest times.  
As Professor Smith’s  research interests are: the origins of pastoralism in Africa; the relations between hunter-gatherers and pastoralists it goes without saying he is a master of his subject and we are extremely privileged to have him address us. 
This subject should be of interest to everyone who lives in the Overberg region. 
Professor Andrew Smith, is an Emeritus Professor, Archaeology, University of Cape Town who obtained his PhD in 1974 at the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked in Niger, Mali, Ghana, Egypt, Namibia and South Africa and is author of numerous scientific papers, and books viz. Pastoralism in Africa. 1992. London: Hurst; African Herders. 2005. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira Press.   
We can recommend this talk as a not to be missed item albeit following fairly closely on the heels our last talk. July 4th being the only date available in Professor Smith’s busy schedule.
Important points to remember are: 
What:                 A talk by Professor Andrew Smith – The Khoekhoen –  the archaeology, genetics and linguistics of where they came from and how they developed at the Cape.
Where:              Drostdy Schuur
When:               18h00 – 18h30. Thursday evening 4th July.
Food & Drink:   Esme’s delicious finger food, plus wine / juice.
Cost:                 R50 for paid up members and R80 for visitors. (Note: For our regulars who have as yet not paid their subs for 2019/2020, you may do so at the door to avoid paying visitor’s entrance fee. Subs are R65 per person).
RSVP:              Please RSVP to by Tuesday night 2nd July for catering purposes.
Really hope that you will join us for this event