Valcamonica rock art in 20 minutes

Valcamonica 20 minutes

The project  Valcamonica Rock Art in 20 minutes, conceived and organized by Footsteps of Man (Cerveno, Valcamonica), intends to present the rock art of Valcamonica in an easy and descriptive way through simple lessons, conferences, and didactic activities lasting about 20 minutes, each held online by expert archaeologists, scholars in the field, and teachers. The videos are divided into three different sectors: chronology (lectures-lessons on the various periods of the rock art of Valcamonica), themes, and virtual visits (such as Camunnian roses, footprints, looms, palettes, or the most important engraved rocks), education (with a special section).

by Angelo Eugenio FOSSATI, Marisa D. GIORGI

 


 

Valcamonica rock art in 20 minutes

 

The project Rock Art of Valcamonica in 20 minutes, conceived and organized by Footsteps of Man (Cerveno, Valcamonica), intends to present the rock art of Valcamonica in an easy and descriptive way through simple lessons, conferences, and didactic activities lasting about 20 minutes, each held online by expert archaeologists, scholars in the field, and teachers.

The videos are divided into three different sectors:

  1. chronology: you will see summarizing lectures-lessons on the various periods of the rock art of Valcamonica, from the end of the Paleolithic to the Iron Age;
  2. themes and virtual visits: you can watch videos that introduce some of the most interesting themes of Valcamonica rock art (such as Camunnian roses, footprints, looms, palettes…) or the most important engraved rocks or sites, like the Naquane Great Rock;
  3. education: didactic activities for kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school children, with the purposes of bringing the kids closer to rock art, teaching the importance of the archaeological heritage, stimulating children’s creativity, allowing them to interpret and reinterpret an interesting and important iconography for history and prehistory.

Angelo Eugenio Fossati
Footsteps of Man Archaeological Society, Cerveno (Valcamonica – I)
Università Cattolica del S. Cuore
Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia e Storia dell’arte

Largo Gemelli 1, 20123 Milano – I
angelo.fossati@unicatt.it

Marisa Dawn Giorgi
Footsteps of Man Archaeological Society, Cerveno (Valcamonica – I)
Queensland Museum, Brisbane – AU
marisa.giorgi@qm.qld.gov.au

  

 

 

 

Valcamonica Rock Art in 20 minutes is a project funded under the call for Culture Beyond the Crisis, promoted by the Mountain Community of Valle Camonica and the Cultural District of Valle Camonica.


Introduction

 

Valcamonica Rock Art in 20 minutes – Introduction

Presentation of the project Valcamonica Rock Art in 20 Minutes


The Rock Engravings of Valcamonica. A short introduction

Valcamonica Rock Art was inserted into the World Heritage List in 1979 as the first Italian site. This video is an introduction to the Valcamonica Rock Art, a tradition that went on at least 15,000 years. By Angelo E. Fossati. Translation: Marisa D. Giorgi (18′:46″).


Themes and virtual visits

 

Naquane, Great Rock: 1 – discovery and research history

Great Rock of the Naquane Rock Engravings National Park, Capo di Ponte (I): discovery and research history (English dubbed). By Andrea Arcà (28′:08″).


Naquane, Great Rock: 2 – the methods of recording

Great Rock of the Naquane Rock Engravings National Park, Capo di Ponte (I): the methods of recording (English dubbed). By Andrea Arcà (22′:28″).


Camunnian Rose & Swastika: Typology, Chronology, Interpretation

A short lecture-video on the most famous figure in Valcamonica Rock Art (English). By Angelo Eugenio Fossati. Translated by Marisa D. Giorgi (21′:43″).


Education

 

Rock Art Education – Valcamonica (English)

Short video for educators and parents to teach children about rock art in Valcamonica, Italy, with fun activities (English). Supporting educational material and instructions is available on the specific page. By Marisa D. Giorgi, Linda Bossoni (5′:22″).


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