[…] they made lines either on planks, walls or stones; called them “tara”, and “tarja” the memory of what they meant.

Tomás Arias Marín de Cubas (History of the Seven Islands of Canaria, 1694)

Welcome to PROYECTO TARHA, a nonprofit initiative devoted to the research and international popularization of the Ancient History of the Canary Islands through the study of documentary sources.

To achieve its objectives, PROYECTO TARHA is provided with the following resources and actions:

  • A weblog on the history of the Canary Islands, with special emphasis on issues related to the ancient indigenous culture and the historical period covered by the European conquest of the archipelago. Posts should be bilingual at least (Spanish and English).

  • Social networking.

  • Promotion of cultural initiatives and scientific literature related to the above topics, provided they hold a minimum of objectivity and rigour in their contents.

  • Fostering of scientific debate on issues related to these topics.

  • Free, publicly-accessible, multidisciplinary database on the indigenous culture and the European conquest of the Canary Islands.

PROYECTO TARHA is unrelated to any institution, company, group or scientific organization, either academic, economic, political or religious, either public or private, beyond whatever is strictly necessary for the fulfillment of its research and educational purposes.

PROYECTO TARHA is born with the commitment to treat topics rigorously, always making a clear distinction among objective data and hypotheses.