Eland Hunting Rituals among Northern and Southern San Groups: Striking Similarities

@article{LewisWilliams1978ElandHR,
  title={Eland Hunting Rituals among Northern and Southern San Groups: Striking Similarities},
  author={J. David Lewis-Williams and Megan Biesele},
  journal={Africa},
  year={1978},
  volume={48},
  pages={117 - 134}
}
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