Rock Art in Kenya


Africa has the greatest diversity of rock art of any continent on earth. Rock art in Africa goes back tens of thousands of years; the oldest abstract engravings have been scientifically dated 77,000 years old, making them the oldest rock art in the world. Rock art in Africa represents history of which there are no other records. It has been continually produced and reproduced by a multitude of societies in a multitude of social, economic and environmental contexts. They express the ideas, beliefs and imagination of past and present human societies as well as their impressive technical and artistic ability. Rock art is part of our heritage –it informs us of who we are and of our common humanity.

Kenya possesses an interesting variety of rock art offering an extraordinary connection through time. Visiting rock art sites will give you the opportunity to support local communities who benefit from their local rock art and the tourism that it attracts.

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