David Coulson MBE

Royal Award (MBE) for TARA’s David Coulson

David Coulson has been awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for his unparalleled documentation and promotion of Africa's Rock Art heritage
Nigerian Rock Art Exhibition

Ancient Rock Art of Nigeria

David Coulson and Terry Little attended the Opening of TARA’s Ancient Rock Art of Nigeria exhibition at the National Museum in Lagos on May 5th. This exhibition is now traveling around Nigeria and just opened at the Museum in Calabar, Cross River State where Terry Little represented TARA.
David Coulson / TARA
David Coulson,Crying Cows,Algerian Sahara

Royal Geographical Society Award

David Coulson next to one of his favorite prehistoric artworks, the “Crying Cows” in the Algerian Sahara.
Columbia,Rock Art Discovery

Recent Rock Art Discoveries in Columbia in 2020

The last few months have seen some very exciting rock art discoveries in the Columbian rain forest . . .

Joan Travis Obituary, 2020

TARA is sad to announce that on Monday June 1st 2020, an long-term friend and TARA supporter, Joan Travis, died in Los Angeles, California. She was 96 years old. I am not sure  when I first met Joan but it is likely that I met her through…
I Love Rock Art Nigeria

Chief Sylvanus Akong (“Orlando”)  – RIP 2020

  TARA is sad to report that Chief Sylvanus Akong of Alok, near Ikom in Cross River State died on Sunday 17th May. I first met Sylvanus, known to his friends as Orlando when TARA invited him to attend a Conference we hosted in Nairobi in…

Rock art community case study, Kenya

One of the richest rock art areas in Kenya is the semi- desert region in the far north, now part of Marsabit County. Here, only 100 miles South of Ethiopia is a small mountain, Afgaba, sacred to the Gabbra inhabitants where hundreds of…