Nyero and other hunter-gatherer geometric rock art sites in eastern Uganda

Date of Submission: 10/09/1997
Criteria: (i)(ii)(vi)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Department of Antiquities and Museums
Coordinates: Ngora sub-county, Kumi Lat. 1°28'30" N ; Long. 33°50'40" E
Ref.: 914


The Nyero Rockpaintings site is a three tiered rockshelters with primitive paintings on their inner surfaces. Archaeologically the site is of a Later Iron Age period. The makers of the paintings cannot be traced but the ingenuity in which they were painted demonstrates a high degree of appreciation of their aesthetic values.