- traces in the Alps
To this day I am fascinated by the traces of human life in the Alps, may they be old, hardly recognizable trails, old pass routes, or other remains - structures - of human existence. They open the door to imagination. You come to understand how life – and surviving – must have looked like in these regions thousands of years ago. anisa.at, the Austrian club for research of rock art and settlement in the Eastern Alps has been focussing on these topics for more than thirty years.Archeological excavations in the High Alpes are financially extremely costly (so every paying member is highly welcome and every membership is therefore useful for this research). During summer research weeks only research structures can be measured by anisa, and equally pulled soundings. The soundings provide significant insights, if only in relation to the dating of such structures. For a couple of years I have bee drawing for these summer research weeks:
- Notgasse is a small gorge in the Eastern Dachstein Plateau where rock engravings from different centuries are found.
- The Giglach Lakes are near an old mountain pass in the Niedere Tauern, leading from Lungau to the Ennstal. On the lake shore are relics of early rural settlements.
- In the Tennen Mountains (Vordere und Hintere Pitschenbergalm) we can see structures dating back from present times to the Bronze Age.