In 2002, Through a thematic research by the Valcamonica and Lombardy Department of the Camuno center of prehistoric studies, configurations commonly called “huts” were investigated, a recurrent figure in the rock art of the Camonica Valley iron age.
Through observation of the cases studied, some elements were identified:
– Hull: Horizontal Retraction Supporting Scuff.
– Base and central body: most of the time, the base is a simple rectangle arranged vertically crossed in its medial part, and the central body a horizontal rectangle.
– Roof: Most are of pentagonal form, varying between triangular or semicircular elements.
– Elements of Support and ornaments: They are many and multiform, identifying micro-typologies.
– Protomes: Parts that decorate the crossing of roof beams: some types attributable to zoomorphic schematics (beaks or bird’s wings, horse heads, goats, or cervine horns, serpentiform ratios) and anthropomorphic nature forms, discs or circles are added, as well as an incredible variety of other symbolic representations.
E. Savardi, Le raffigurazioni di “capanna” nell’arte rupestre camuna, 2007