Rock Art Awareness Project, Niger (Sahara)

Niger group
Photo: US Ambassador with trainees from the Iferouane Community.

David Coulson and Terry Little from TARA traveled to Niger's Air Mountains (Sahara Desert) in early February 2015 as part of a joint project with Niger's rock art association "Anigourane".

The Niger Rock Art Project was funded through a recent grant from the US Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation. In the Air Mountains, at Iferouane,  Terry and David conducted training and awareness sessions with representatives from the local community about their rock art sites and how to document them. Meanwhile David took the US Ambassador and her party to visit the now famous Big Giraffe engraving site at Dabous first documented by TARA in 1997.

Niger site

Photo: David Coulson shows US Ambassador ancient engravings at a site south of Iferouane.