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...]

Monoliths – Cross River State, Nigeria

In October 2016, with the support of the Prince Claus Fund from Amsterdam and in collaboration with the University of Calabar, TARA organised an expedition to survey and document the Cross River Monoliths, also known as … [Read more...]

Documenting the Rock Art of Dolwe Island, Lake Victoria (Uganda)

Dolwe Island is a beautiful, little-known island in the north east (Ugandan) waters of Lake Victoria, about two hours in a motor boat from the mainland. Only about 50 square kilometres in extent, this island has many … [Read more...]

New rock art recording, Zimbabwe

TARA Chairman, David Coulson, is currently in Zimbabwe working on a joint project with the National Museum and University of Zimbabwe (Dr Ancila Nhamo), supported by the Prince Claus Fund of Amsterdam. Already he and the … [Read more...]

Camels in African rock art

Camels: often called "ships of the desert", you see them on the horizon, you see them at waterholes, you see them winding their way through palm groves and through sand dunes, throughout the Sahara. You also see … [Read more...]

Hiring: Communications officer & bilingual intern!

Trust for African Rock Art is looking for new staff members to add to our team! To help us co-ordinate our growing portfolio of rock art conservation projects in Francophone countries we're searching for recent … [Read more...]

‘Ashes to Ashes, Art to Art’: Kenyan artist blends old and new

While we may never know the complete meanings and intentions behind prehistoric art, it still forms a bridge to the past for us today. It is inspiring to contemplate the worlds that existed at the time the art was made, … [Read more...]

CNN makes film on Kenya’s Endangered Rock Art

In May a team from CNN flew to Kenya to make a film for their Inside Africa Program. Their plan was to make a film about rock art sites threatened by destruction in western Kenya. Visit to site in Nairobi National … [Read more...]

African rock art stamps: square inches of heritage

Are stamps still important in a digital word where letters can be sent at the click of a mouse or tap of a finger? Judging by the fact that people from all over the world are gathered in the hundreds of thousands in New … [Read more...]

Fashionably prehistoric? Fashion in African rock art

One of the things I love about rock art is the many windows into forgotten pasts it opens, and the opportunity to imagine what those pasts might have been like from these small glimpses. We recently found ourselves going … [Read more...]