Man of the Rock is a huge limestone monolith that stands out in the pre-alpine landscape of the eastern Lessini. It still attracts the attention of those who climb the slopes of the Agno valley, and must have constituted an important point of reference for the communities that inhabited and frequented these areas in ancient times. The volume narrates the adventure of the reconnaissance and archaeological excavations conducted near the large stone column from 2013 to 2019, and analyzes, in a series of specialized studies, the ceramic, lithic, metal, bone and paleobotanical materials found. The investigations carried out return the history of the area's presence starting from 7000 years ago, when a flourishing Neolithic settlement maintained contacts with the people of the Balkans, to go back to the Bronze Age, to the Roman one, to the medieval and modern times. The historical reconstruction is also the result of the positive collaboration between the archaeological team and the locals, who have kept intact the love for their territory of which the monolith constitutes a strong identity element.