Rock art Safari in Mashonaland and Matabeleland

Pierre Jaunet and David Coulson of TARA had talked for a number of years about collaborating on a rock art safari in Zimbabwe. Not only is the rock art here exceptional but the bush country with its granite mountains is … [Read more...]

Akwanshi Conference, Calabar & Field Trip

Akwanshi Conference in Calabar on the future and plight of the Cross River Monoliths (Akwanshi), and subsequent field trip to record new monolith sites. Conference poster on wall of Conference Centre. In early … [Read more...]

Gabon Expedition 2018

In February 2018, TARA's David Coulson travelled to Gabon in order to record little known rock engraving sites originally documented by local archaeologist, Richard Oslisly. The main sites (rock engravings) are located … [Read more...]

TARA Expedition to Chad’s Tibesti Mountains – Sahara

During the course of November 2017, David Coulson of TARA led a 4,000 kilometre expedition to the Tibesti Mountains in northern Chad, the highest mountains (3,415m) in the Sahara Desert. The expedition/project was funded … [Read more...]

The Rock Art of Africa: 25,000 Years of World History and Climate Change on the World’s Biggest Canvas

The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong invited David Coulson to speak on "The Rock Art of Africa: 25,000 Years of World History and Climate Change on the World’s Biggest Canvas". The prestigious event was … [Read more...]

British Museum Conference & Exhibition, 2016

TARA Chairman, David Coulson was invited to deliver a paper at an African Rock Art Conference at the British Museum in London in November 2016. The conference was organised by the African Rock Art Image Project of … [Read more...]

Niger Safari

TARA's David Coulson recently led a Royal African Rock Art Safari to northern  Niger's Air Mountains. The group was accompanied by Rhissa Agboulah, Minister of State for Security in Niger, an old friend of David's. … [Read more...]

Rock Art Researchers to Gather in Redmond, Oregon, USA

(ARRARA) The American Rock Art Research Association will convene its 2017 rock art symposium June 1 – 5 at the Eagle Crest Resort, near Redmond, Oregon. ARARA is America’s preeminent rock art organisation, whose … [Read more...]

TARA Relocates To Smaller Premises

Towards the end of 2016, TARA moved their Nairobi office from Warai South Rd in Karen to Ndege House plot, 3, Kwarara Rd, Langata (off Ndege Rd). The move was part of a cost cutting operation through which TARA hopes … [Read more...]

Chad’s Ennedi Mountains Expedition

In November 2016, TARA's David Coulson led an expedition to Chad's Ennedi Mountains (Sahara) to document a little and unknown rock art site in this remote 17,000 sq mile wilderness. The expedition was supported by the … [Read more...]