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Name      
Italia    Valcamonica, Borno 4

Italy map
Keywords: menhir, Copper Age, megalithic, ploughing scenes, textile, maps, daggers
Institution: Cooperativa Archeologica Le Orme dell'Uomo - Valcamonica (Footsteps of Man)   http://rupestre.net/orme   |   CONTACT
Record
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Orme dell'Uomo - Footsteps of Man, Valcamonica - Italy
 
Location

Country:

Italia

Locality:

Borno, Undžne stream

Region:

Lombardia

Area:

Valcamonica

 

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The boulder Borno 4 conserved in National Engravings Park, Naquane, Capo di Ponte (BS) - (Photo by A. Fossati, Le Orme dell'Uomo).
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General tracing (by A. Fossati, Le Orme dell'Uomo).


 
Environment & Surface

Altitude:

800 m
Open-air   Shelter   Cave Portable   Megalithic

Geography:
It was found in the bed of a little stream, locally called Undžne (mairmaids)

Proximity:

Not far from the road that put in connection Borno with Ossimo.

Geology:

The boulder consists of Permian sandstone.

Surface:

Smooth, concave, convex. The boulder was originally fitted in the ground vertically, as a menhir.

Dimensions:
Length 1.50 m.  Width 1.10 m.  Depth 1.61 m.

 

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Deer, chamois, sun and hammer-axe on Borno 4 (Photo by A. Arcŗ, Le Orme dell'Uomo).
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Remedello type daggers (Photo by A. Arcŗ, Le Orme dell'Uomo).
 
Art        

Description:

Engravings   Paintings   Painted engravings   High or low-relief   Sculpture
Borno municipality (BS) in Undžne stream site. The engravings are executed by hammering.

Figures:
total number 12
Sun, animals, daggers, axe

Chronology:

Palaeolithic   Epipalaeolithic - Mesolithic   Neolithic   Copper Age   Bronze Age   Iron Age   Roman   Middle Age   Modern   Unknown
Copper Age (style III A 1; 2900/2800-2400 BC). The style IIIA1 (as defined by DE MARINIS) is dated by comparison between the engraved figures and the real objects (Copper Age daggers) found at the burial site of Remedello (BS). It is so called "Remedellian". The next style (IIIA2) pertains to a bell-beaker phase (2400-2200 BC).

Notes:

According to the scholar who first studied the boulder, the rock has changed colour turning from velvet to grey. 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, Borno 4 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

 

 
Conservation        

Status:

Public   Private   Park   Classified site

Risk:

There are problems of microflora (moss, algae), esfoliations with cracks.

Conservation:

Good   Quite good   Mediocre   Bad

Intervention:

After the tracings at the moment the boulder is preserved in the National Park of Naquane at Capo di Ponte (Valcamonica-BS).

 

By          

Compiler:

A. Fossati 2001

Institution:

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