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Dabous Giraffes near the Aïr Mountains in Niger. These remarkable 6,000 year-old, life-size giraffe carvings are situated on the summit of a rocky outcrop in the middle of a remote wadi (dry riverbed).

Dabous Giraffes near the Aïr Mountains in Niger. These remarkable year-old, life-size giraffe carvings are situated on the summit of a rocky outcrop in the middle of a remote wadi (dry riverbed).

Chongoni Rock Art World Heritage Site, Malawi, November 2011.  The conservation project which followed the listing of the site also included removal of graffiti as well as monitoring and environmental audits which was a joint collaboration between Malawi’s Department of Antiquities and TARA, the Trust for African Rock Art.

Trust For African Rock Art - Prehistoric African Paintings and Engravings

Digging up and removal of rock art artifacts is illegal. Morocco has been worst hit.

Trust For African Rock Art - Prehistoric African Paintings and Engravings

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Mwela Rocks, Northern Province, Zambia around 6,000 years old.

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Mwela Rocks, Northern Province, Zambia around years old.

Trust For African Rock Art - Prehistoric African Paintings and Engravings

In the Hararghe Mountains of Ethiopia, some pastoralist sites were documented, while others were hunter-gatherer sites. These were successfully recorded with the enthusiastic involvement of the local community!

Trust For African Rock Art - Prehistoric African Paintings and Engravings

Lokori Engager's Workshop 2012.

Trust For African Rock Art - Prehistoric African Paintings and Engravings

Survey and documentation trip to Ethiopia, May 2014.

Trust For African Rock Art - Prehistoric African Paintings and Engravings

Kondoa World Heritage Site in Tanzania. Illegal charcoal burning pit close to a site with freshly cut logs ready for burning. This is one of the main reasons for deforestation.

Trust For African Rock Art - Prehistoric African Paintings and Engravings

Tchitundu Hulu, Angola. http://africanrockart.org #africanrockart

Trust For African Rock Art - Prehistoric African Paintings and Engravings

“African rock art is the common heritage of all Africans and all people. It is a cultural gift from our ancestors that can bring diverse people together.”   Kofi Annan UN Secretary-General, 1996-2006

“African rock art is the common heritage of all Africans and all people. It is a cultural gift from our ancestors that can bring diverse people together.” Kofi Annan UN Secretary-General,

South Horr Primary School visit, Baragoi, Northern Kenya, September 2014.

Trust For African Rock Art - Prehistoric African Paintings and Engravings

R H Mathews recordings of Rock art engravings from South East Australia

R H Mathews recordings of Rock art engravings from South East Australia

Tchitundu Hulu rock art site, Angola. http://africanrockart.org #africanrockart

Tchitundu Hulu rock art site is located in an extremely remote archaeological site in the Namib province of Angola.

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