This collection includes detailed data of rock engravings from the Wadi al-Ajal, south west Libya, gathered between 2004 and 2009 by the Wadi al-Ajal Rock Art Project, directed by Dr Tertia Barnett. The project located and recorded 2450 engraved rock surfaces, the vast majority of which have no previous documentation. The collection contains quantitative and descriptive data in an Excel spreadsheet, pdfs of line drawings of a selection of the engravings, and several thousand colour and black and white photographs of the rock art and its context. The Wadi al-Ajal Rock Art Project was funded by The Society for Libyan Studies and The British Academy.

The project findings are published in two volumes:
Barnett T (2019) An Engraved Landscape: rock carvings in the Wadi al-Ajal, Libya. Volume 1: Synthesis. London: The Society for Libyan Studies.

Barnett T (2019) An Engraved Landscape: rock carvings in the Wadi al-Ajal, Libya. Volume 2: Gazetteer. London: The Society for Libyan Studies.

Items in this Collection

  • Rock art of the Wadi al-Ajal, Libya 

    Barnett, Tertia
    The dataset contains information about 2450 engraved rock surfaces in the Wadi al-Ajal, Fezzan, Libya, located and recorded between 2004 and 2009 by the Wadi al-Ajal Rock Art Project directed by Dr Tertia Barnett and funded ...