|Coulson / Campbell article in SAHARA magazine|
"Some of Africa's oldest and most remarkable rock paintings are the so-called Round Head paintings of south eastern Algeria and south western Libya". This article in SAHARA (Volume 20, June 2009) by TARA Board member, Alec Campbell and Chairman, David Coulson, describes their visit in 2008 to a major Round Head site (Afar II) in Libya's southern Akakus Mountains near the Algerian frontier.
Pointing to hitherto unnoticed / unpublished aspects and images at the site the authors conclude inter alia that the site must once have been a powerful place where important rituals and ceremonies were carried out.
Round Head paintings were first described and 'put on the map' by French archaeologist Henri Lhote in the 1950s and 60s and are generally dated to between 7000 and 10,000 years of age."