Fossils, dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, prehistoric humans, Charles Darwin on stamps and postmarks of Uganda
, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East
Africa and is the world's second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia
The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria,
shared with Kenya
Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region.
Beginning in 1894, the area was ruled as a protectorate by the British, who established administrative
law across the territory.
Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962.
The period since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts, including a lengthy civil war against the
Lord's Resistance Army in the Northern Region, which has caused hundreds of thousands of casualties.
The first stamps were issued by the Uganda Protectorate in 1895.
Uganda then used stamps of East Africa & Uganda (1903-1922), Kenya & Uganda
(1922-1927) and Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika/Tanzania (1935-1976).
Although Uganda had its own postal administration from 1962, commemoratives inscribed
"Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania" remained in use until 1976.
The first stamps of independent Uganda were issued on 9 October 1962.
During the span of 2012-2014, several hundred colorful stamps were produced on behalf
of Uganda by Stamperija.
Common issue of Kenya Tanzania Uganda related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology: prehistoric animals and humans, fossils
|02.05.1967 "Archaeological Relics of East Africa" 
||03.11.1975 "2nd World Black and African Festival of Art and Culture" 
Official stamps of Uganda related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, paleontologists at work, Charles Darwin
|15.01.1977 "World Black and African Festival of Art and Culture" 
||28.06.2000 "Millennium" 
"World in stamps"
Skull of prehistoric primate Proconsul on stamp of Kenya Tanzania Uganda 1967
MiNr.: 167, Scott: 179
 The stamp with face value of 2.50 Sh. shows hand holding Proconsul
Proconsul is an extinct genus of primates that existed from 23 to 25
million years ago during the Miocene epoch.
Fossil remains are present in Eastern Africa including Kenya and Uganda.
Four species have been classified to date: Proconsul africanus,
Proconsul gitongai, Proconsul major and Proconsul meswae.
The four species differ mainly in body size.
Environmental reconstructions for the Early Miocene Proconsul sites are still tentative and range from
forested environments to more open, arid grasslands.
The first specimen, a partial jaw discovered in 1909 by a gold prospector at Koru, near Kisumu
in western Kenya, was also the oldest fossil hominoid known until recently and the first fossil mammal ever
found in sub-Saharan Africa.
Stone age primitive men butchering a Hippopotamus on stamps of Kenya 1975
MiNr.: 306, Scott: 319
Stone age primitive men butchering a Hippopotamus on stamps of Uganda 1977
MiNr.: 156, Scott: 166
World Black and African Festival of Art and Culture" stamps were
issued by East-African community of Great Britain:
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika/Tanzania
in 1975 and later on as joint
issue of independent countries:
, Tanzania and
In 1977 these stamps were issued in separate sheets as well as in mini-sheets.
Festac '77, also known as the Second World Black and African
Festival of Arts and Culture (the first was in Dakar, 1966), was a cultural
jamboree held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 15 January 1977 to 12 February 1977.
The month-long event celebrated African culture and showcased to the world African music,
fine art, literature, drama, dance and religion.
About 16,000 participants, representing 56 African nation and countries of the African Diaspora,
performed at the event.
Stone age primitive men butchering a Hippopotamus shown on a bottom-right stamp of the mini-sheet.
 The stamps issued in mini-sheet and separate sheets format.
Similar stamps issued by Kenya
 Charles Darwin depicted on one of the stamps in the second row of the sheet.
Commemorative postmarks of Uganda related to Paleontology: dinosaurs
Legend is here
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his valuable comments.