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Cultural survivals and social memories.

Author(s): Joan-Mary Ogiogwa

Year: 2015

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Cultural survivals should ordinarily be thought of as anthropogenic in nature as they generally result from the conscious and unconscious influence of humans on their natural environment in an attempt to respond to the cultural, historical, spiritual and environmental challenges facing them.

To this extent, the Rock engravings on the Omutedo Rock shelter located along the Ijebu-Igbo highway in Ogun state; south western Nigeria has carved a pathway in the way the present inhabitants think about their past as it relates to this cultural survival.

The present paper is a report of the survey and documentation work done on the rock shelter with the main aim to know the extent of the shelter, extent of the engravings and to try to understand the motifs of the designs on the rock.

Methods used in this project included an Inventory study using the surface inspection technique, documentation; that is a thorough description and photography of representative and diagnostic features in situ.

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Cultural survivals and social memories.. Joan-Mary Ogiogwa. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397356)


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min long: -18.809; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 53.262; max lat: 38.823 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America