South Africa,Ancestral San Paintings,Ndedema Gorge,Drakensberg
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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
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The Ancient Rock Art of Nigeria Exhibition 2020 Booklet

TARA is pleased to share its latest publication, "I Love Rock Art, Nigeria", which was produced to accompany the travelling exhibition, The Ancient Rock Art of Nigeria.      The exhibition, part of a project supported by…
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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…
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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 rock…
Dabous Giraffes, African Rock Art

TARA Sahara Safaris 2019 Updates

David Coulson led two safaris to Niger’s Air Mountains in November 2019. The first Safari was a 12 day trip (for 9 pax) including two spectacular tribal ceremonies, visits to several world class rock engraving sites as well as travels through…

TARA’s Northern Nigeria Trip in June 2019

In early June David Coulson and Terry Little of TARA returned to Nigeria for a second field trip as part of the current US Ambassadors Fund Rock Art project this year. This was the second Nigerian expedition  this year which  focused…