A Glacial Archaeology Update from the Canton of Valais, Switzerland (and a call for citizen scientists)


  • Ralph Lugon University of Applied Sciences HES-SO Valais-Wallis
  • Philippe Curdy Valais History Museum
  • Stephanie R. Rogers Auburn University




Special Forum




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Curdy, P., R. Lugon, and S.R. Rogers. 2019. “Glacial Archaeology in the Central-Western Alps. From Casual Finds to Planned Research Projects.” In Prehistory and Protohistory in Mountain Environment: Discoveries and Territorial Research, Protection and Enhancement, edited by G. Beruti, 32–34. Turin: Museo Nazionale Della Montagna.

Curdy, P., and P-Y. Nicod. 2020. “An Enigmatic Iron Age Wooden Artefact Discovered on the Col Collon (3068 m a.s.l., Évolène, Ct. Valais / CH).” Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt 50(4): 497–512. https://doi.org/10.11588/ak.2020.4.82364.

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Rogers, S.R. and P. Curdy. 2015. “Least Cost Path Analysis for Predicting Glacial Archaeological Site Potential: Scale and Parameter Investigations.” In Predicting Prehistory: Predictive Models and Field Research Methods for Detecting Prehistoric Contexts, edited by L. Sarti and G. Pizziolo, 49–64. Florence: Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria.

Rogers, S.R., P. Curdy, M. Eschmann-Richon, and R. Lugon. 2018. “Glacial Archaeology in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland/Italy, 2011–2014.” Journal of Glacial Archaeology 3 (8): 27–41. https://doi.org/10.1558/jga.33530.

Rogers, S.R., C. Collet, and R. Lugon. 2014. “Least Cost Path Analysis for Predicting Glacial Archaeological Site Potential in Central Europe.” In Across Space and Time. Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA). Proceedings of the 41st International Conference, Perth, Australia, March, edited by A. Traviglia, 25-28. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Rogers, S.R., M. Fischer, and M. Huss. 2014. “Combining Glaciological and Archaeological Methods for Gauging Glacial Archaeological Potential.” Journal of Archaeological Science 52 (12): 410–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2014.09.010.

SNSF. 2022. “P3 Research Database, Project 130279.” https://data.snf.ch/grants/grant/130279.






How to Cite

Lugon, R., Curdy, P., & Rogers, S. R. (2023). A Glacial Archaeology Update from the Canton of Valais, Switzerland (and a call for citizen scientists). Journal of Glacial Archaeology, 6, 47-78. https://doi.org/10.1558/jga.25618