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Matsieng Footprints

The Matsieng Footprints are engraved petroglyphs found in southern Botswana. Matsieng may have once been used as a ritual site for many peoples due to its role in local folktales. It shares its name with a character in African origin stories, Matsieng the great hunter.  

The site contains up to 117 engravings and three natural rock-holes, dating back between 3,000 to 10,000 years and is littered with depressions, or holes thought to have been formed as volcanic vents. They fill with rainwater and are sometimes used by local peoples for water collection. 

There are two deeper cavities on the site; around the northeast one is where most of the rock art is found Many of the footprints are human or feline-like in design.