Maguire San Ethnobotanical Collection
The data was collected between 1952 and 1975 by Mr Brian Maguire and his wife Dr Judy Maguire in close collaboration with Ju|'hoansi from Namibia and ǃXoõ in Botswana. This is a comprehensive collection, meticulously documented in various mediums available at the time (slides, photographs, fieldnotes, journals, manuscripts and drawings) providing a detailed description of plant use by traditional hunter gatherers of the Kalahari. Plant uses were extensive and categorised into the following themes: edible, medicinal, cosmetic and economic (e.g. for making bows and arrows, rope etc.).
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Correspondance, photographs and general information pertaining to Brian Maguire
Original Ph.D outline: Synthesis of all botanical and Kalahari food-plant work
Information gathered in Namibia (previously known as South West Africa) in the Nyae Nyae region
Information gathered in Southern and South-Western Botswana
With specific reference to Makapansgat (South Africa), Nyae Nyae (Namibia) and Southern Botswana