It is estimated that there are in excess of 50 sites containing examples of rock art in the Langeberg mountains of Hessequa. Thirty two (32) of the sites have been surveyed and documented by dr. Renée Rust during a project which has been running since 2005.
The Hessequa Society for Archaeology is presently funding stage two of this project where dr Rust and her team will survey and document further sites.
Some of her work is on display in the Rock Art Gallery of the Blombos Museum of Archaeology.
This rock art, primarily by Bushmen artists of long ago, forms a rich cultural heritage which is in danger of being lost forever through natural weathering and damage by uncaring members of the public. It is therefore of the utmost importance that these sites be identified, documented and preserved for future generations.
The Hessequa Society for Archaeology has made it a priority to promote and facilitate these initiatives and to increase the public awareness of these beautiful images of people, animals and abstract forms, so skilfully created by the Bushmen, as well as the spiritual meaning of this work.