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Rock art in eastern Kenya, 2018

During the last few years TARA has recorded three important  rock art sites in Kitui County, including one site which is located just inside Tsavo East National Park at a place called Ithumba, the regional Park Headquarters. At two out…
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African rock art in Dakar’s new Museum of Black Civilisations

TARA was recently commissioned to design and produce an African Rock Art exhibition to mark the opening of the new China-funded Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, Senegal. The Museum was officially inaugurated on Thursday 6th by President…
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TARA Rock Art Safari in Niger Sahara

In early November 2018, TARA’s David Coulson took a group of 8 people on a Rock Art Safari in Niger’s Air Mountains in the Southern Sahara, an area where the Trust has been documenting art since the mid 1990s. The group arrived by air from…

Getty Conservation Institute Colloquium, Los Angeles, 2018

In late June/early July 2018 TARA's David Coulson and Terry Little were invited by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) in Los Angeles to participate in an International Colloquium in the USA. This was the third such Colloquium on rock art…
David Coulson, Trust for African Rock Art, TARA

Qobustan: The Prehistory of Mankind, Incised on Stone

Paris-born, Nairobi-resident David Coulson is the personification of a true British adventurer. Having originally made his name in photography and published many books, he is chair of the Nairobi-based Trust for African Rock Art (TARA). Over…
Rock Art Sites in Zimbabwe
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Recording Rock Art Sites in Zimbabwe, 2018

TARA's David Coulson recently visited  and recorded new rock painting sites in Zimbabwe as well as revisiting sites he had recorded over 20 years ago. The expedition was made possible by a rock art Safari guided by David that was organised…
Rock art Safari in Mashonaland and Matabeleland.
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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 incredibly beautiful.…
Akwanshi Conference, Calabar
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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 March 2018, David Coulson…

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 near the banks of the…