Research Over 35 years of research at the Institute has contributed to making southern African rock arts some of the best-understood in the world.
Collections Items from the Rari Rock Collection and Rock Engraving Archive can be seen on display at the Wits Wits Origins Centre museum.
Public rock art sites Africa's rock art heritage is second to none. All rock art is automatically protected by the National Heritage Resources Act.
The rock art of Africa Rock art is one of the most evocative of all the pieces of heritage left for us by our ancient ancestors.
Resources RARI curates the South African Rock Art Digital Archive (SARADA), a resource that includes multiple collections from across Africa.
African rock art informs indigenous history. We are dedicated to protecting South African rock art and consolidating its place at the centre of our nation’s heritage.
We are a hub for rock art researchers from around the world. Our work also involves recording Africa's fast-vanishing rock art heritage. Please consider donating to our work.