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

Schematic horses. Schematic horses and riding scenes are very important, because they permit to obtain a chronological value. In fact they are very similar to the Valcamonica ones of the first Iron Age. As we can see in the picture above, they cover concentric circles, and so they have been executed later.

concentric circles

horses and circles Carschenna rock n. 2, horses figures covering concentric circles (photo A. Arcà - Footsteps of Man, tracing A. Fossati - Footsteps of Man)

concentric circles
horses and spiral

Carschenna rock n. 7, riding scene and spiral (photo A. Arcà - Footsteps of Man)

concentric circles

Here a little figure of riding archer
(photo A. Arcà - Footsteps of Man)

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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