WARA-Pro: filing, managing and consulting the World Archive of Rock Art

The database has been prepared by the Camunian Centre of Prehistory Studies in order to digitalize, manage and make it possible to consult on the internet all the data and records of the archives of the Camunian Centre in Capo di Ponte concerning world rock art.

To consult it, browse the website of the Camunian Centre of Prehistory Studies: www.ccsp.it

The project has collected and catalogued – the processing of the data is still going on – documents related to the earliest iconographic manifestations produced by Man, whose discovery and gathering is the result of hundreds of archaeological expeditions led by Professor Anati and by the CCSP archaeologists all over the world.

The materials (including photographic, cartographic, etc.) are provided with consultation sheets.

As of today, it is possible to consult the data related to the prehistoric rock art of Valcamonica: photos, colour slides,

photographic prints, digital photos, blueprints, hundreds of reports and maps of the rock art sites in Valcamonica.

The database has been created in order to answer to different purposes of use, which range from the simple “tourist” aim to the information needed for research and advanced study. It is possible to access the material in multiple ways: there is the simple consultation with no filter, but also the possibility to use the archive in gradually more sophisticated levels, according to the needs of the user and under the authorization of the CCSP. We conceived the access to the archive as a set of stairs: starting from the lowest step, it is possible to consult with total freedom all of the sheets with photos and reliefs, then at a higher level – including the data with geographical reference, etc. – it is necessary to register, and finally the last step will also allow to add new data online.

The Project – which took off in 2008 – is part of the regional operative project POR Programma Operativo Regionale FESR 2007-2013 Asse IV “Natural and cultural heritage protection and improvement” – Project identification code 1133 – area integrated project, named “Along the ridge: itineraries across nature and culture for the integrated development of Valcamonica”