Tracing the Past - III
Full-immersion Rupestrian Archaeology Professional Workshop 
Valcamonica (Italy) - September 28-October 3 1998 
naquane rock n, 50 
Scientific direction:
Tracing, imaging and recording:
Ethnography and Education:
Computer, database, Web section: 
Dr. A. Fossati
A. Arcà-A. Fossati-E. Marchi-E. Tognoni
G. Camuri - G. Musitelli
A. Arcà 
In general: morning 9-12.30, afternoon 14.30-17.30, evening 21-23

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    September, 28 1998

      Morning (Cerveno, room of the conferences)
      • Opening and welcome, presentation of the course, teachers and participants
      • Lesson 1: Rock Art and Rupestrian Archaeology, general introduction (with slides)
      • Lesson 2: Tracing, imaging and recording, methods and techniques (with slides)
      • Visit-lesson A: the Regional Park of the Engravings of Nadro (Ceto), with a chronological and thematic discussion. 

      • Focus-points: "Rock art and style" and "Comparison between engraved figures and material weapons or tools"
      Evening (Cerveno, room of the conferences)
      • Lesson 3: Rock Art in the Alps, general overview (with slides)

    September, 29

      • Visit-lesson B: the National Park of rock engravings of Naquane (Capo di Ponte), with special attention to the engraving techniques (hammering, scratching). 

      • Focus-points: "The importance of the place-names for the interpretation of rock art" and "Copper Age and Iron Age: two different periods, cultures and styles" 

      Afternoon (Cerveno, laboratory)

      • Lesson 4: Rock art: corpus, catalogue and the use of the computer (forms, records, fields, databases, queries). 

      Evening (Cerveno, room of the conferences)

      • Lesson 5: Rock Art between museum management-valorisation and educational experiences (with slides)

    September, 30

      • Field-lesson C: the site of In Valle (Paspardo). First tracing guided trials.

      • Tracing by contact transparency experiences: recognising and reproducing pecked dots, figures and superimpositions. Recording experiences: reading the maps, collecting data (measures, altimetric and inclinometric values), filling descriptive fields in the forms.

      Afternoon (Cerveno, laboratory)

      • Laboratory-lesson I: Graphic rendition experiences.

      • Reduction and assembling of the traced sheets, insertion of the data into the computer. 

      Evening (Cerveno, room of the conferences)


    October, 1

      • Field-lesson D: the site of Pescarzo (Capo di Ponte).

      • Tracing experiences: recognising and reproducing pecked dots, figures and superimpositions. 


      • Field-lesson E: the site of Bedolina (Capo di Ponte).

      • Tracing experiences: figures, scenes, full-size sheets. 

      Evening (Cerveno, room of the conferences)

      • Lesson 7: The role of ethnography in the interpretation of rock art (with slides)

    October, 2

      • Field-lesson F: the site of Dos Costapeta (Paspardo).

      • Tracing experiences: Copper Age - Bronze Age - Iron Age.

      Afternoon (Cerveno, room of the conferences)

      • Laboratory-lesson II: "Afternoon with Internet".

      • Multimedia project: realisation of a rock art web page. Subject, titles, text, HTML tags, pictures and voices. FTP uploading. 

      Evening (Cerveno, room of the conferences)

      • Field-lesson G: the site of Dos Sottolaiolo (Paspardo).

      • Tracing and photographing experiences by night. 

    October, 3

      • Field-lesson H: the site of Coren delle Fate (Sonico).

      • Tracing experiences on faced petroglyphs. Recognising the figures by artificial (mirrors) grazing light.

      Afternoon (Cerveno, room of the conferences)

      • Last session with final debate and consignment of the attendance certificates. 

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