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Keeping Ancient Rock Art Alive Across Africa

There are an estimated one million ancient rock art sites on the African continent. These people want to document all of them.

An army of soldiers ride lion-like horses in Mauritania. Photo courtesy of TARA

By combining finely ground red rock with animal fat and methodically smearing it on rocks using a single feather or fingers, a potent kind of storytelling emerged. Its imprint has lasted generations.

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