Thursday, 13 June 2013

First fieldwork campaign of the EthWAL project

The first fieldwork campaing of the EthWAL project will start in the second half of June. It will focus on two sample-areas: the Frabosa Sottana Municipality and the Faravel plateau.

These are the uplands of Frabosa Sottana and Frabosa Soprana, in the Monregalese territory (Cuneo province, Piemonte region, Italy).

This is the area of Faravel, in the Parc National des Ecrins (Dept. des Hautes-Alpes, France).

The selected territories are high altitude (around 2000 m asl) grazing areas where ancient and modern rural activities shaped complex seasonal landscapes.

An important feature of these landscapes are the dry-stone huts that were seasonally exploited by herders and farmers until the second half of the 20th century. In the Monregalese area some of these structures are still used by shepherds (see the photos below). They will be one the main focus of the EthWAL project.


Updates on field research will be posted in this blog.

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