WHS where the OUV is linked to hunter-gatherers. Only sites from after the Agricultural Revolution are included.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aasivissuit - Nipisat "Fisher-hunter-gatherer cultures have created an organically evolved and continuing cultural landscape" (official description)
Al Ain The property provides important testimony to the transition of cultures in the region from hunting and gathering to sedentarization. (official description)
Caves of Yagul and Mitla This property lconsists of two pre-Hispanic archaeological complexes and a series of pre-historic caves and rock shelters. Some of these shelters provide archaeological and rock-art evidence for the progress of nomadic hunter-gatherers to incipient farmers. (official description)
Chinchorro Culture The Chinchorro were a society of marine hunter-gatherers who lived between 7400 BP and 2840 BP approximately. (Nomination Text, p. 17)
Chongoni Rock Art The rock art reflects the comparatively scarce tradition of farmer rock art, as well as paintings by BaTwa hunter-gatherers who inhabited the area from the late Stone Age. (official description)
Cueva de las Manos The people responsible for the paintings may have been the ancestors of the historic hunter-gatherer communities of Patagonia found by European settlers in the 19th century. (official description)
Göbekli Tepe This property presents monumental round-oval and rectangular megalithic structures erected by hunter-gatherers in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic age between 9,600 and 8,200 BCE. (Official description)
Jomon Prehistoric Sites "It attests to the emergence, development, maturity and adaptability to environmental changes of a sedentary hunter-fisher-gatherer society which developed from about 13,000 BCE." (Official description)
Kakadu National Park The cave paintings, rock carvings and archaeological sites record the skills and way of life of the region's inhabitants, from the hunter-gatherers of prehistoric times to the Aboriginal people still living there. (official description)
Kondoa The spectacular collection of images (...) displays sequences that provide a unique testimony to the changing socio-economic base of the area from hunter-gatherer to agro-pastoralist, and the beliefs and ideas associated with the different societies. (official description)
Matobo Hills The authenticity of the hunter-gatherer and a few agriculturist rock paintings in the Matobo Hills area has been widely confirmed. (official description)
Mount Carmel Caves Evidence from numerous Natufian burials and early stone architecture represents the transition from a hunter-gathering lifestyle to agriculture and animal husbandry. (official description)
Petroglyphs of the Lake Onega and the White Sea "The emergence of the petroglyphs dates back to the Neolithic era — along with associated archaeological sites, including settlements and burial ground, witnessing the culture of hunter-fisher-gatherers in the North of Europe. The petroglyphs attest to the beliefs and lifestyle of the hunter-fisher-gatherers over a period of 600-800 years, speak of the advanced development of this culture that used these rock art centres as meeting places and show significant artistic qualities and creativity of the Stone Age artists." (Official description)
Petroglyphs of the Mongolian Altai The earliest images reflect a time (11,000 - 6,000 BC) when the area was partly forested and the valley provided a habitat for hunters of large game. (official description)
Poverty Point The complex was created and used for residential and ceremonial purposes by a society of hunter fisher-gatherers between 3700 and 3100 BP. (official description)
Rock Art of Alta More rock art made by hunter-gatherers is found in Alta than anywhere else in northern Europe. (official description)
Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco The landscape of the area is another significant attribute, understood as the extensive physical space in which, through rock art, the thoughts of their early dwellers, hunter-gatherers people who (sic) living here from the terminal Pleistocene (10,000 BP) until the arrival of Jesuit missionaries in the late seventeenth century, are expressed. (official description)
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka "Bhimbetka is closely associated with a hunting and gathering economy as demonstrated in the rock art and in the relicts of this tradition in the local adivasi villages on the periphery of this site." (Crit v)
Saloum Delta "The Saloum Delta is an eminent example of traditional human settlement. It represents a lifestyle and sustainable development based on the gathering of shellfish and fishing" (Crit v)
Serra da Capivara According to studies, the area encompassing the Serra da Capivara National Park was occupied by hunters and gatherers, followed by ceramic-farming societies. (official description)
Tassili n'Ajjer The art of the Large Wild Fauna Period of the Round Head Period is attributed to hunter-gather peoples.
Twyfelfontein The site forms a coherent, extensive and high-quality record of ritual practices relating to hunter-gatherer communities in this part of southern Africa over at least 2,000 years, and eloquently illustrates the links between the ritual and economic practices of hunter-gatherers. (official description)
ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape The ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape is uniquely expressive of the hunting and gathering way of life practised by the ancestors of all modern human beings; so are the simple, yet highly sophisticated technologies which they used to exploit scarce resources such as water, find plant foods in an extremely hostile environment, and deal with natural phenomena such as drought and predators. (official description)


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