Rock Art Fieldwork & Field School
July 21 – August 11 2022
Paspardo -Cerveno – Lombardy – Italy
The Footsteps of Man Archaeological Cooperative Society is based in Valcamonica, an Alpine valley in Northern Italy, where rock art constitutes an archaeological, artistic, ethnographic and historical patrimony of inestimable value (today incorporated onto the UNESCO World Heritage List).
In collaboration with the Catholic University of Brescia, the Footsteps of Man Archaeological Cooperative Society organizes its annual Valcamonica Rock Art & Archaeology Field School in Paspardo, one of the principal area where engravings are concentrated. This area provides great opportunity to those interested (archaeologists and scholars, students and enthusiasts) in assisting in
the research and learning how to study and record rock art. The project participants will learn how
to survey, clean, photograph, draw and catalogue the rock engravings at sites around Paspardo,
including Vite-Deria, Le Scale, Castello, ‘al de Fuos, La ‘it. During the field season, visits to the major rock art parks and museums in Valcamonica will be organized.
The project consists of different phases both at the sites and in the laboratory:
Site research in Paspardo: surveys for finding new engraved rocks; analysis of
the rock art conservation; cleaning; contact tracing (drawing of the art with permanent pens on plastic sheets); 3D models; DStretch analysis; photographs and
Laboratory work in Cerveno: scale reductions of the drawings; cataloguing the engravings;
lessons and conferences in Cerveno on Valcamonica and alpine rock art as well
on other areas of the world; lessons on proto historic numismatic and the drawing
of archaeological objects.
Participants will learn how to work with rock art: they will study how to address
conservation challenges; they will be able to record and draw rock engravings; they will
learn how to highlight rock art to better record and photograph them; they will obtain a
good general understanding of the rock art in Valcamonica and the Alpine area.
Participants usually come from different countries around the world, official languages are English and Italian. Portugues, Spanish and French are also sometimes
used. In Cerveno accommodation is provided in houses with common rooms (with 2-3
beds in each room), shared bathrooms, showers and kitchens.
Accommodation, food, publications and working material will be provided at a cost of € 500,00 for one
week per person (two weeks € 1000,00; three weeks € 1500,00; only Euros accepted). As soon as you
know that your application has been accepted it is necessary to send a deposit of € 50,00 (for one session) or € 100,00 (for two sessions) or € 150,00 (for three sessions)
At the end of the course, on request, it will be possible to obtain a certificate of attendance.
Information: please contact prof. Angelo E. Fossati |
Società Cooperativa Archeologica “LE ORME DELL’UOMO”
Address: Piazzale Donatori di Sangue, 1 | 25040 CERVENO (BS) | Italia
mob +39.3408517548 Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org