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Name      
Italia    Valcamonica, Ossimo 8

Italy map
Keywords: menhir, Copper Age, megalithic, ploughing scenes, textile, maps
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:

Ossimo Inferiore, c/o Elementary School

Region:

Lombardia

Area:

Valcamonica

 

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boulder Ossimo 8 (photo by A. Fossati-Le Orme dell'Uomo)
rock art picture
Ossimo 8 (photo by A. Fossati-Le Orme dell'Uomo)


 
Environment & Surface

Altitude:

800 m
Open-air   Shelter   Cave Portable   Megalithic

Geography:
The site is a little plateau in the Municipality of Ossimo Inferiore, is not used today for pasture and agriculture but this was the use of the past as it is testified by the presence of ancient houses on the main road. The road take you to the centre of the town

Proximity:

The site is near to a road that put in connection Ossimo and Lozio: from this road starts a path that brings you to the site.

Geology:

Geologically the site is formed by limestone. Ossimo 8 is a boulder constituted by sandstone, probably of erratic origins.

Surface:

The boulder Ossimo 8 was fitted in the ground vertically, as a menhir.

Dimensions:
Length 2.50 m.  Width 0.80 m.  Depth 0.70 m.

 

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Sun God on boulder Ossimo 8 (photo by A. Fossati-Le Orme dell'Uomo)
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tracing of the boulder Ossimo 8 (tracing by Le Orme dell'Uomo)
 
Art        

Description:

Engravings   Paintings   Painted engravings   High or low-relief   Sculpture
Ossimo municipality (BS) in Elementary school site. The engravings are executed by hammering.

Figures:
total number 67
Maps, textile, anthropomorphs, Sun God, animals, ploughing scenes, daggers.

Chronology:

Palaeolithic   Epipalaeolithic - Mesolithic   Neolithic   Copper Age   Bronze Age   Iron Age   Roman   Middle Age   Modern   Unknown
Final Neolithic - Copper Age (style II-III A 1-2; 3700-2200 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:

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, Ossimo 8 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 problem of overlapped materials (colours for enlightening) and esfoliations with cracks.

Conservation:

Good   Quite good   Mediocre   Bad

Intervention:

The rock has been coloured to enlighten the figures. At the moment 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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