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Name      
Italia    Valcamonica, Mappa di Bedolina (The Map of Bedolina)
Italy map
Keywords: maps, topographies, superimpositions, anthropomorphs, lines
Institution: Cooperativa Archeologica Le Orme dell'Uomo - Valcamonica (Footsteps of Man)   http://rupestre.net/orme   |   CONTACT
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Orme dell'Uomo - Footsteps of Man, Valcamonica - Italy

 
Location

Country:

Italia

Locality:

Bedolina, Pescarzo

Region:

Lombardia

Area:

Valcamonica

 

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General view of the Bedolina Map (photo Fossati - Orme dell'Uomo 1996)
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General view of the Bedolina Map (photo Fossati - Orme dell'Uomo 1996)


 
Environment & Surface

Altitude:

530 m
Open-air   Shelter   Cave Portable   Megalithic

Geography:
The rock 1 of Bedolina, so called Bedolina Map, is on a prominent terrace in the right side of Valcamonica. The exposition of the rock is south-east. Around the slope the land is used for pasture and farmland.

Proximity:

Close to the path and to the way between Capo di Ponte and Pescarzo. Small alpine hut near.

Geology:

The rock is a flat surface of sandstone (Verrucano of Lombardy), polished by the Pleistocene glacier.

Surface:

Flat and convex rock of sandstone, polished by the glacier with a rectangular shape. There are some natural cracks on the surface.

Dimensions:
Length 9.00 m.  Width 4.30 m.

 

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View of the rock with the tracings (photo Marchi Orme dell'Uomo 1996)
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General tracing of the rock (tracing Turconi 1996-1997)
 
Art        

Description:

Engravings   Paintings   Painted engravings   High or low-relief   Sculpture
Rock 1 of Bedolina, so called Bedolina Map, in the Capo di Ponte Municipality (BS-I), near the village of Pescarzo, locality name Bedolina. Engravings executed by percussion. Horizontal surface. Shape rectangular. Engravings are concentrated in the middle part of the rock (4,30m x 2,40m), oriented north-south, positioned near a cultivated area. Near the rock there are other surfaces with similar engravings of the same period. The surface is polished by the Pleistocene glacier. The engravings are mainly topographies (rectangles with lines and cup marks), but there are also warriors, few animals, huts and one camunnian rose.

Figures:
total number 109
35 rectangular figures, 57 warriors, animals and huts, 1 camunnian rose, 28 cup marks (some with circle around), some lines.

Chronology:

Palaeolithic   Epipalaeolithic - Mesolithic   Neolithic   Copper Age   Bronze Age   Iron Age   Roman   Middle Age   Modern   Unknown
Bronze Age phase III C-D and styles IV1-IV2 -IV3 and IV4 of Iron Age (1000 BC-200 BC)

Notes:

More info about Valcamonica and Alpine Rock Art at http://rupestre.net/alps.
 
Bibliography        





European total bibliography, by EuroPreArt partnersTotal (Europe)
Italia EuroPreArt general bibliography, by Cooperativa Archeologica <em>Le Orme dell'Uomo</em> - Valcamonica (Footsteps of Man)General (country)
Specific Valcamonica, Mappa di Bedolina (The Map of Bedolina) bibliography, by Cooperativa Archeologica <em>Le Orme dell'Uomo</em> - Valcamonica (Footsteps of Man)Specific (site)
Rock Art Studies: A Bibliographic worldwide Database (external link). Compiled by Leigh Marymor. Copyright (C) 2001-2002 by the Library, University of California, Berkeley Bibliographic
Rock Art
Database

 

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Particular of the Camunnian rose of Bedolina map (tracing Turconi 1996-1997)
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Particular of the tracing of Bedolina map (tracing Turconi 1996-1997)
 
Conservation        

Status:

Public   Private   Park   Classified site

Risk:

Conservation:

Good   Quite good   Mediocre   Bad

Intervention:

Originally the engraved surface was covered by grass and soil, which were removed when discovered (1970). The rock has been completely recorded (contact tracing, grazing light pictures) by Cristina Turconi in 1996-1997 for her doctoral thesis (University of Study of Milan). Restored in the last year.

 

By          

Compiler:

E. Marchi 2001

Institution:

Cooperativa Archeologica Le Orme dell'Uomo - Valcamonica (Footsteps of Man)   http://rupestre.net/orme   |   CONTACT
 
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