A section of rupestre.net to provide textual & visual info about Alpine and European Rock Art

Rock Art in the Alps - Arte Rupestre nelle Alpi

  1. VALCAMONICA Rock Art (I, 1996)
    one of the most important open-air Rock Art areas in Europe
  2. Mt. Bego Rock Art (F, 1997)
  3. Valtellina Rock Art (I, 1996)
  4. Alpine RA Screen Saver (2000)
  5. Western Alps Rock Art (I, 1996)
  6. Valcenischia Rock Art (I, 1998)
    Iron Age warriors and ethnographic comparisons
  7. Valsusa Rock Art (I - 1999)
  8. Maurienne Rock Art (F – 2002, 2012)
  9. Valchiusella Rock Art (I, 2000)
  10. Carschenna Rock Art (CH, 1996)
    concentric circles and horses (Bronze Age - Iron Age)
  11. Garda Lake Rock Art (I)
  12. Austria Rock Art (A)
  13. General Map
  14. Libri - books
Rock Art books on Amazon

You can find Valcamonica, Valtellina, Valsusa, Valcenischia and Maurienne also in EuroPreArt, European Prehistoric Art Online database. Please click on Italy map from http://europreart.net/preart.htm
Mt. Bego and Valcamonica are the two most important alpine rock art sites.
Regarding the quantity and the quality of engraved rocks we can't find any equal in the other alpine valleys.
In Valcamonica (regarding chronology see Dating and updating Valcamonica rock art) some 200-300.000 engraved figures are estimated to exist, while in Mt. Bego 35.000 engravings were traced (and counted). Engraved rocks are diffused in many other Alpine valleys: Rock Art in the Alps will provide step by step an archaeological online documentation.


Sui Sentieri dell'arte rupestre
Le rocce incise delle Alpi, storia, ricerche, escursioni
44 escursioni alle più importanti aree incise delle Alpi. 184 pagine in bianco e nero e a colori. Acquistalo ora online (Paypal - carta di credito): 10 € in sconto web comprese spese di spedizione (Italia).

Walking on the rock art paths (in Italian). The most complete guide to the Alpine rock art . 184 pages, 44 full described trails (I-FR-CH-AU). 158 tracings and pictures, 20 maps, 21 boxes on Alpine culture. Buy it directly online (Paypal or Credit Card): 10 € (Italy) or 15 € (Europe) shipping included.

Click here for an educational screen saver and slide-show to present the most important Alpine Rock Art sites, 57 slides and 18 maps (France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, 5077K to download).
Here also a general map.


Mt. Bego




EuroPreArt European Prehistoric Art Online Database

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