III - Full-immersion Rupestrian Archaeology Professional Workshop
Valcamonica (Italy) - September 28-October 3 1998
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The study of rock art is certainly one of the most emerging archaeological fields. The introduction of the new tracing (as stereophotogrammetry) and dating techniques (AMS, cation-ratio, microerosion) has outlined the need for interdisciplinary studies and collaboration among the scholars of different sciences.
The way ahead to the rupestrian studies is still almost unknown, as the controversy about the petroglyphs of the Côa Valley has shown to the world.
In any case, most of the archaeologists not specifically experienced in rock art, often find difficulties because, in front of an engraved or painted panel, they could be in the condition of not knowing how to trace, how to date, how to catalogue, and finally how to interpret the so called "artistic" elements, which are at the same time archaeological remains.
Archaeologists are not the only researchers to have approached rock art: also anthropologists, philosophers, geographers, geologists, linguists, historians of religions have been attracted or involved in rock art studies.
The course is addressed to all scholars and researchers interested in rock art as an archaeological discipline. The task of this professional workshop is to give the best experience in recognising, understanding, tracing and studying the engraved glyphs (petroglyphs), sharing a methodology which could be applied, by adding local parameters, to all world-wide rock art areas.
The workshop is managed by an organisation working in European rock art, with a special attention to the petroglyphs of the Alps and of the Valcamonica.
The team is composed of scholars who have professionally traced and studied thousands of figures and hundreds of engraved rocks: among them the most important Copper Age and Iron Age petroglyphs of the Naquane National Park and the Grosio Park in Valcamonica and Valtellina.
Naquane rock n. 50 tracing sheet (Footsteps of Man tracing)
- SHORT DETAILS
From 1989 we have adopted the term of Rupestrian Archaeology, today well accepted in many countries of the world. Whoever is interested in experiencing what is Rupestrian Archaeology and wants expertise in one of the best rock carvings areas of the entire world, the famous Valcamonica, can join us and participate in the lessons.
- 14 hours of lectures and lessons.
- 23 hours of field practice.
- 6 hours of laboratory activities.
- The work will be conducted by a team composed of pure archaeologists, ethnographers, computer experts and philosophers.
- Most of the lessons take place directly outside, on the different rock art sites.
- Inside lectures will show, with the help of slides or audiovisuals, most of the rock art sites of the Alps and will give the opportunity to debate engraving techniques, chronology and interpretation of the prehistoric figures.
- English - French - Spanish - Italian spoken.
- We will accept a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 12.
- The complete program is available at http://www.10mb.com/rupestre/works/program.html
Cemmo 1 traced sheet #2, Copper Age (Footsteps of Man tracing)
- GENERAL INFORMATION AND COST
- The course will be done with a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 12.
- Cost of participation (covering organisation, teachers, materials and books)
ITL 800.000 (445 US $) per person.
- Deadline for preliminary application: August 30, 1998.
- Pre-requisites: direct or indirect rock art interest
(scholars, researchers, archaeologists, anthropologists, geologists, artists...)
- Cost does not cover personal insurance, meals, lodging and local transport.
- We suggest that the participant reserve a room in one of the local hotels. Usually a room with bathroom for a half board costs about ITL 60.000 (33 US $) per day. Please contact the Footsteps of Man secretary for further information and reservations.
- Valcamonica is situated in the Lombardy Alps (north Italy), 150 km from Milan. It can be reached by bus or by train from Milan in 2-3 hours.
- More detailed information on request
Whoever needs more information should contact Footsteps of Man addressing an email (email@example.com) or fax (+39-364-43.43.51, by June 19 1998 +39-0322.214.171.124) or mail message to:
Dr. A. Fossati - Footsteps of Man
Subject: Rupestrian Archaeology Professional course
Interested people should fill the preliminary application form below. They will be noticed how to subscribe definitively. In case of acceptance a 20% deposit is due, refundable until September 10.
"Tracing the past - Rupestrian Archaeology Professional Workshop"
is a project by:
Footsteps of Man Archaeological Cooperative
(Coop. Archeologica Le Orme dell'Uomo)
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25040 - CERVENO (BS) - ITALIA
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PRELIMINARY APPLICATION FORM
Filling this form you will be noticed how to subscribe definitively
Deadline: August 30, 1998