Du Rock Et Des Vaches 2017

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Rock de lart Survey et Documentation in the Tibesti montagnes of north Chad

TIBESTI / BORKOU / ENNEDI, CHAD, NOVEMBER 2017


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In November 2017, Factum structure continued its cooperation with the Trust à la African Rock art (TARA) et the Societé aux Voyages Sahariens (SVS) with an expedition to the Tibesti mountains of north Chad. The aim de the task was à carry the end 3D documentation du rock art sites, arising work started in 2016 in auto Ennedi region. End a three-week period the expedition spanned a total of 3948km, visiting emplacements in thé regions of Ennedi et Borkou oui well ont Tibesti, thé area the was auto chief focus. TARA’s henchmen objective parce que le the trip was à promote awareness de the importance of Chad’s rock arts heritage within thé Chadian government. To this end, thé project services from thé participation et expertise of Professor Nangkara Clison, Chef du Département d’Histoire, Université N’Djamena; Abiatar Goi-Mbi, Directeur ns Patrimonie culturel des archiver Nationales et de la Documentation; et Ahmed Oumouss, Directeur du Centre National de Patrimonie calcul Maroc. Cataloguing and geo-location of the sites internet carried out passant par this team provided critical contextual information pour Factum Foundation’s work.

Vous lisez ce: Du rock et des vaches 2017

Factum Foundation's work-related was fabriquer possible passant par the generous faire un don of Jason Whittle.

TARA's job-related was fabriqué possible de the generous support of intérieur Geographic and the nous Ambassador's money for récolte Preservation.

TIBESTI

Where thé landscape de Ennedi is formed de a sandstone massif, Tibesti is the result de volcanic activity caused passant par the pulling apart of the ancient supercontinent du Pangaea. This déménageur forced division in the central of the African tectonic plate, releasing thé magma the went nous to form thé volcanoes de Toussidé, Trou au Natron, Tarso Voon et – auto highest mettre en ordre in auto Sahara at 3445m – Emi Koussi. Precipitation in this network of volcanic mountains fed into auto paleolake Mega-Chad, which peaked about 5000 BC cible is currently reduced à a fraction of its se réconcilier size ont present-day Lake Chad in thé southwest ns the country. Testament venir this old lake have the right to be checked out in auto form depictions of boats at auto site of Tohil, in auto region ns Borkou.

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These highlight natural attributes were the spectacular backdrop à a num of periods ns human activity. Ont represented par the rock art, they variety from about 7000 BC to auto present day. Each epoch is distinguished de the originalité artistic styles du its peoples: native large and lifelike depictions du the currently vanished wildlife the was oz supported passant par the radically various climate du the Mesolithic period, through thé paintings and engravings du the pastoralists in auto cattle period and concluding in the camel period - named parce que le the pet that to be (and calmer is) the signature of thé nomadic peoples that have inhabited the region parce que le the past two thousand years. At many sites in Tibesti each de these different modes are in evidence, sometimes even arising within thé same rock arts panel.

Chad’s an ext recent background - scarred as it is by violence - is likewise represented: at some des sites) bullet casings room interspersed with Neolithic potsherds et grindstones, others room difficult à access ont a result of the extensive planting de landmines. Furthermore, Chad’s present geo-political status is frais more du a current factor than in auto less economically de nombreux area du Ennedi, with paths used passant par the expedition to access rock art sites shared de traders happen people et goods to et from adjoining Libya. These issues bring venir light the difficulty of conserver in such a far area, une that has actually historically been auto site du much conflict.

SELECTED SITES

Bischegara (Ennedi)

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To with Tibesti, thé team travelled v some du the areas of Ennedi the were spanned in the previous years expedition, revisiting the de nombreux network of cave sites that make up Gaora Hallagana. A new and impressively situated page? ˅ not checked out in November 2017 was Bischegara, i m sorry featured a similar peinture, etc to that discovered at super Reparo with elegant camels in flight.

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Niola Ajoos (Borkou)

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Niola Ajoos is a exceptional recently discovered site avec five (four large, une small) carved cattle. Located not tarif from année important regional oasis, it indicates the there are still many spectacular rock arts sites to be discovered in northern Chad. Furthermore, since this page? ˅ is accessible par car cette demonstrates that it may be possible to find undiscovered sites internet without recourse to camel-mounted dexploration in less available areas.