see also Rock Art in the Alps - The engraved rocks of Carschenna

Carschenna: the Circle on the Rock. Concentric circles are the most represented in Carschenna engravings. They are superimposed by schematic horses of the first Iron Age.
They show from 1 to 9 circles.

concentric circles

Carschenna rock n. 2, concentric circles: notice the effect of the grazing light (photo A. Arcà - Footsteps of Man)

concentric circles

Carschenna rock n. 3, concentric circles cut by grooves, and cup-marks (photo A. Arcà - Footsteps of Man)

Comparisons. We can find identical figures in some European "Atlantic" regions, like Galicia (Spain, left) and Scotland (right).

Penedo de Villar de Matos
Drumtroddan engraved stone

More Carschenna

  1. Carschenna first page
  2. Concentric circles
  3. Schematic horses and riding scenes
  4. The strange case of snow-circles and cup-and-rings (related TRACCE paper)


1. ZINDEL C., 1970. Incisioni rupestri a Carschenna, in Valcamonica Symposium, 1968, pp. 135-142, Capo di Ponte
2. BORGNA G. C. 1980. L'arte rupestre preistorica nell'Europa occidentale, Pinerolo
3. ARCA' A. - FOSSATI A., 1995. Sui sentieri dell'arte rupestre, pp. 103-107, Torino

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