Traditional knowledge

Tassili n’Ajjer is a mountain range in the Sahara Desert, famous as one of the best examples of prehistoric cave art in the world. The area where Tassili n’Ajjer is situated had a different climate when the rock paintings were created, with regular rainfall and vegetation.

Long before the advent of digital repositories, human knowledge was hosted as rock paintings or engravings in mountain caves.

Some cave artists clearly understood both the anatomy of the animals they depicted and their principles of motion, the result of intense observation. Rock art was  thought-provoking, and the thoughts it provoked provided the impetus for men and women to lay the foundations of theories of life and the universe.

 

Mountains and Sacred Landscapes

Mountains and Sacred Landscapes

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The India China Institute (ICI) at The New School, the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC), American University’s Center for Latin America and Latino Studies (CLALS) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announce an international conference on the theme of mountains...

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Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership

Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership

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The Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership (MP) was to take place 21-22 October 2016 in Mbale, Uganda, but has been postponed to 2017. The new date and venue are to be determined.

This Global Meeting will provide members with an opportunity to discuss delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals,...

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Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Trailing of the Sheep Festival

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The annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival celebrates for the 20th year in three picturesque venues in Idaho's Wood River Valley: Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley. Each fall, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival celebrates the over 150-year tradition of moving sheep, or “trailing”, from high mountain summer pastures down through the...

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Paintings showcase mountains in Pakistan

Paintings showcase mountains in Pakistan

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More than 50 oil-on-canvas paintings depicting the mountains of Pakistan were put on display at the Islamabad Art and Craft Village on 14 August 2016 to mark the Pakistan Independence Day celebrations. Development Communications Network (DEVCOM-Pakistan) and Islamabad Devcom Centennial Leo Club (IDCLC) organized the youth art show aimed...

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Newsletter about mountains in Argentina

Newsletter about mountains in Argentina

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The National Mountain Committee of Argentina has issued the 12th edition of its newsletter, which outlines progress made on the Telefood project. Two aspects of the project came to an end in April and in July 2016, respectively. The first was aimed at making students’ diets more healthy at the...

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Japan celebrates the first-ever Mountain Day

Japan celebrates the first-ever Mountain Day

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Japan celebrates its newest national holiday “Yama no Hi”, or Mountain Day, for the first time today, 11 August 2016. The holiday has been introduced for the purpose of celebrating a day which offers people the opportunity to come close to mountains and appreciate their benefits. On this day, the...

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