Albino Jopela reflects on Chinhamapere rock art

Archaeologist Albino Jopela’s chapter “Community custodianship and conservation of Chinhamapere rock art site in Central Mozambique“, is included in the edited volume La vitalidad de las voces indígenas: arte rupestre del contacto y en sociedades colonials published in October 2015 by the Instituto de Investigações Estéticas da Universidade Nacional Autónoma do México.
Jopela’s contribution discusses the preservation of rock art sites based on approaches that focus on the traditional management of Cultural Heritage. He argues that the fact that some areas where rock art can be found in Mozambique are also places where local population worship the ancestors shows the relevance of heritage management approaches based on local practices.