Ngorongoro's human history

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Abstract has so many aspects which appeal to the visitor; the majestic landscape presented by the 100 square mile caldera surrounded by six 10,000 foot extinct volcanoes; the wildlife, with all varieties of East African plains game, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, the lot, attended by the predators particularly the one hundred lion, and the rhino, now fortunately being held at around twenty; the birdlife, resident and migrant as for instance the flamingo; you name it, Ngorongoro has it! It is not however realized by the visitor that this abundant wildlife has been living at least two thousand years side by side with pastoral man. First, there were the Stone Bowl folk, the last of the Stone Age people who left 60 grave cairns. These are not easily seen; the large cairn about 2 meters high and 5 in diameters, illustrated in SWA&A Vol.9 No.2 is exceptional
Available in Print form, East Africana Collection, Dr Wilbert Chagula Library, ( EAF FOS F67)
Masai (African people), Ngorongoro, History
Fosbrooke, Henry A. (1980) Ngorongoro's human history