Recording Rock-Art Fieldwork 2023

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Location: Via Piana, 29, Nadro, Ceto Province of Brescia, Italy

Season: July 18, 2023 to August 4, 2023

Application Deadline: June 15, 2023

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


Program Type:
Field School, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici

Project Director:
Paolo Medici

Project Description:

In the wonderful framework of Valcamonica, UNESCO heritage since 1979, the Centro Camuno of Studi Preistorici organize the annual recording rock-art fieldwork. Also this year, the fieldowork continue in the site of Foppe di Nadro (Riserva naturale incisioni rupestri di Ceto, Cimbergo e Paspardo) to complete the documentation and publish the area.

The fieldwork will be structured on 3 weeks, it is required the participation to at least 2 weeks.
In the first week, mandatory for who has not experience in the rock-art recording, the participant will learn the necessary competences to document rock-art:
• Identification of the rocks and preparation of the surfaces.
• Placing of the tracing sheets and recording.
• Use of the total station, georeferencing of the rocks, elaboration of the data in GIS.
• Archaeological photography of the engraved rocks.
• 3D recordings of rocks and engravings (SfM).
• Digitization of the tracings and post-processing in laboratory.
• Catalogue, analysis and comparisons with archaeological sources.
• Seminars.

Period(s) of Occupation: Prehistory, from Neolithic to Iron and Roman Age

Cost 150 €: 110 € for the fieldwork and 40€ for the membership to the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici To participate fill in the following web form:

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Minimum Age: 16

Experience Required: The fieldwork is addresses to everyone, priority will be given to students and graduates in archaeology, anthropology, history and art history. The first week is mandatory for who has not any experience in the rock-art recording, the participant will learn the competences to document rock-art.

Room and Board Arrangements:
The institute has some guest rooms available to accommodate the participants, the cost is € 10 per night. The guesthouses comply with safety regulations to ensure correct physical distancing. It is mandatory to have your own bed linen (sheets or sleeping bag) and towels. In the guesthouses there is a common kitchen and nearby there are supermarkets. The agreed cost is € 10 per night to be paid directly to the structure.

Academic Credit:
A certificate of participation with the activities will be sent to the participants at the end of the fieldwork. If your university require to fill in specific forms, we are at disposal.

Contact Information:

Paolo Medici

via Marconi 7

Capo di Ponte




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