This handbook is aimed at students and others who wish to learn the techniques of artefact illustration, regardless of ability or previous experience.
Author: Nick Griffiths
This handbook is aimed at students and others who wish to learn the techniques of artefact illustration, regardless of ability or previous experience. It includes comprehensive advice on many aspects of archaeological artefact illustration from equipment and materials to the preparation of finished artwork for printing. This profusely illustrated volume treats the various techniques to overcome the difficulties of translating three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional illustrations.
This volume, originally published in 1989, is intended as a practical guide to archaeological illustration, from drawing finds in the field to technical studio drawing for publication.
Author: Lesley Adkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume, originally published in 1989, is intended as a practical guide to archaeological illustration, from drawing finds in the field to technical studio drawing for publication. It is also an invaluable reference tool for the interpretation of illustrations and their status as archaeological evidence. The book's ten chapters start from first principles and guide the illustrator through the historical development of archaeological illustration and basic skills. Each chapter then deals with a different illustrative technique - drawing in the field during survey work and excavation, drawing artefacts, buildings and reconstructions, producing artwork for publication and the early uses of computer graphics. Information about appropriate equipment, as well as a guide to manufacturers, is also supplied. An obvious and important feature of Archaeological Illustration is the 120 line drawings and half-tones which show the right - and the wrong - way of producing drawings. This volume will therefore be of interest to amateur and professional archaeologists alike.
811 Council for British Archaeology , Signposts for Archaeological Publication : a
guide to good practice in the presentation and printing of archaeological ... 803
Griffiths , N . , et al . , Drawing Archaeological Finds : a handbook , 1990 . 1 .
SOURCES FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL DRAWING Several books provide a good
coverage of archaeological drawing. Ad- kins and Adkins' (1989) ... called Drawing Archaeological Finds may be the best small book on illustration. The
book is ...
What is needed is not a grain - by - grain plan , but a record of scaled drawings
with each stratigraphic unit ... MOLAS archaeological site manual 1994 ; Dorrell ,
Photography 1994 ; Griffiths and Jenner , Drawing archaeological finds 1990 ...
Author: Kevin Greene
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Social Science
A substantially revised and expanded edition of one of the most widely-used and respected general introductions to the field of archaeology.
(1981) The Student's Guide to Archaeological Illustrating. (Archaeological
Research Tools 1). Los Angeles: Institute of Archaeology, UCLA. Griffiths, N., and
Jenner, A., with Wilson, C. (1990) Drawing Archaeological Finds: A Handbook.
Author: Linda Ellis
This Encyclopedia brings together the most recent scientific information on a collection of subjects that are too often - and inconveniently - treated in separate publications. It provides a survey of archaeological method and theory, as well as the application of physical and biological sciences in archaeological research. Every aspect of archaeological work is represented, from the discovery process to the ultimate disposition of materials. Thus the reader will find entries on subject matter covering: * disciplinary theory * legislation affecting the work of archaeologists * pre-excavation surveying * excavation methodology * on-site conservation techniques * post-excavation analysis The rapid evolution of analytical technology is often superficially treated or not covered at all in textbooks or other commonly available sources. Here, the latest refinements in techniques such as radiometric dating, stable isotopic analysis, and the PCR technique of DNA analysis are presented clearly and authoritatively. The discussion of these techniques is amplified by including results of the work of professionals conducting interdisciplinary research and by covering the methodologi enhancements provided by the physical and natural sciences. Cultural property legislation, regardless of its country of origin, has affected how archaeologists conduct their work. This encyclopedia covers all major U.S. legislation developed for the protection of cultural property, including the recent Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and offers a substantial article on worldwide legislation concerning the reburial of human remains and its effects on the present and future practice of archaeology. Without some sort of conservation program at the point of excavation, valuable materials may be inadvertently contaminated or destroyed. Many simple and low-cost techniques to promote both sample integrity and long-term preservation for major classes of materials are described in this volume. Traditional treatments of method and theory usually focus on prehistoric periods and are limited in their geographic range. This volume includes discussions based on various historical periods on different continents, as reflected in entries such as Historical Archaeology, Industrial Archaeology, Medieval Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology.
Steno«s Principle of Superposition is fundamental to all archaeological research
and interpretation. Another ... An important supporting art in the emergence of
field archaeology was making detailed drawings of finds and their context. Today
Author: Paul Bahn
Category: Social Science
The History of Archaeology: An Introduction provides global coverage with chapters devoted to particular regions of the world. The regional approach allows readers to understand the similarities and differences in the history of and approach to archaeology in various parts of the world. Each chapter is written by a specialist scholar with experience of the region concerned. Thus the book focuses on the earliest beginnings of archaeology in different parts of the world, and how it developed from being a pastime for antiquarians and collectors to a serious attempt to obtain information about past societies. Woven into the text are various boxes that explore key archaeologists, sites and important discoveries in the history of archaeology enriching the story of the discipline’s development. With such far ranging coverage, including an exploration of the little covered development of Russian and Chinese archaeology, The History of Archaeology is the perfect introduction to the history of archaeology for the interested reader and student alike.
... the previous century . His study of Rome's ancient sites , ruins and objects ...
The Dutchman , Heemskerck , ( 1498–1574 ) , was in Rome from 1532 to 1535 ,
and made a large number of drawings of the archaeological finds and works of
Author: Anne Dillon
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
This book uses a broadsheet print of the martyrdom of the Carthusians of the London Charterhouse during the reign of Henry VIII as a springboard to investigate several aspects of the Counter Reformation. Through an in-depth investigation of the text and images, Anne Dillon provides a lively account that connects Michelangelo, Cardinal Pole, Mary Tudor and Pope Julius III, and weaves them into a wider discussion of martyrology, polemic and the Catholic community in England and beyond.
It is also hoped briefly to compare the trends in shoe fashions evident in this
country with contemporary trends on the Continent , by drawing both on the archaeological finds and on illustrative evidence . It is not possible to state
Author: Francis Grew
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
2,000 shoes in the Museum of London show the progress of foot fashion from the 12th to 15th centuries.
Here he would spend hours drawing specimens of various types of brooches and
other archaeological finds. The drawings enabled him to assemble a
personalised textbook of antiquities housed in the museum. His interest in archaeology ...
Author: Terry Welbourn
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the first formal biography of the archaeologist and psychic investigator T. C. Lethbridge. Lethbridge was Keeper of Anglo-Saxon Antiquities at the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology from 1922-1956. Terry Welbourn?s biography ?T.C. Lethbridge - The Man Who Saw the Future?, with a foreword written by Colin Wilson, reveals many intriguing facets of a remarkable man. What is extraordinary about Lethbridge?s life is how he witnessed and recorded the 20th century with extraordinary detail: from the discovery of new lands during his Arctic adventures, through to his pragmatic investigations into occult phenomena. Lethbridge believed that the supernatural of one generation would eventually become the natural of the next and that all occult phenomena would in time be explained by science. His understanding of dimensions operating on different vibrational rates is akin to String Theory, an ongoing branch of science instigated by theoretical physicist Gabriele Veneziano. Lethbridge did not
This preference for a narrow, rather than expanded, conception of drawing
makes it difficult for archaeologists both to see ... reconstruction drawing (e.g.
Moser 1992; James 1997), finds illustration (e.g. Van Reybrouck 1998; Jones
2001), and ...
Author: Paul Graves-Brown
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Social Science
It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.
Archaeological sites in the reasearch area ( nos . 1-66 ) , and other sites
mentioned in the text . ( Drawing by Lars Davidsen ) . Schematical representation
of the types of finds from 66 archaeological sites in the research area . Natural
Introduction In recent years an increasing number of Japanese archaeologists
have come to rely on computers. ... In other words, finds drawings, feature plans,
photographs, and field notes are left disorganised, and data is thus inaccessible
Author: Sebastian Rahtz
Category: Social Science
Traditional methods of making archaeological data available are becoming increasingly inadequate. Thanks to improved techniques for examining data from multiple viewpoints, archaeologists are now in a position to record different kinds of data, and to explore that data more fully than ever before. The growing availablility of computer networks and other technologies means that communication should become increasingly available to international archaeologists. Will this result in the democratisation of archaeological knowledge on a global basis? Contributors from Western and Eastern Europe, the Far East, Africa and the Americas seek to answer this and other questions about the way in which modern technology is revolutionising archaeological knowledge.
The layout of many of Behrens's drawings is like a plate in an archaeological or
scientific treatise. Arrangements of objects found in wild country are often
accompanied by a meticulous drawing of a snowy landscape, or of the misted
croft ruin ...
Author: Peter Davidson
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Literary Criticism
North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.
Archaeological research by English Heritage 1976-2000 Tony Wilmott ... As an
amateur archaeologist, his great compilation of drawings of the then visible remains of Hadrian's Wall shows a remarkable capacity for detailed and accurate
Author: Tony Wilmott
Publisher: English Heritage
Category: Social Science
From 1976 to 2000 English Heritage archaeologists undertook excavation and research on Hadrian's Wall. This book reports on these findings and includes the first publication, of the James Irwin Coates archive of drawings of Hadrian' Wall made in 1877-96.
Author: Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS)Publish On: 2011-09-07
... diver is only interested in the two metal objects. Many other clues have been
destroyed along with much of the archaeological value of the finds themselves. ( Drawing by Graham Scott) ...
Author: Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive summary of the archaeological process as applied in an underwater context. Long awaited second edition of what is popularly referred to as the NAS Handbook Provides a practical guide to underwater archaeology: how to get involved, basic principles, essential techniques, project planning and execution, publishing and presenting Fully illustrated with over 100 drawings and new colour graphics New chapters on geophysics, historical research, photography and video, monitoring and maintenance and conservation
Difficult to demonstrate by archaeological means, chiefdoms are also generally
supposed to be hereditary political bodies. ... imagining the social forms that were
responsible for archaeological finds and drawing inferences for further research.
Author: Klavs Randsborg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Roman Reflections uses a series of detailed and deeply researched case studies to explore how Roman society connected with and influenced Northern Europe during the Iron and Viking Ages. In an original way, the book brings late prehistoric Denmark – best known for its so-called 'bog bodies' – into a world dominated by textual histories, principally that of Tacitus. The studies include a new examination of the bog-bodies of the late first millennium BC, a classical archaeological puzzle: men, women and children murdered yet respected in death and adorned with items of fine clothing. A second essay challenges traditionally held ideas about the Cimbri by exploring the textual and archaeological evidence, including the startling and famous European artefact, the Gundestrup silver cauldron. The other studies comprise an archaeologically founded modernist discussion of the ethnography of Tacitus' Germania, in particular considering the character of ancient Germanic Bronze and Iron Age societies; a linguistic exploration of the Latin inheritance in northern European names and places, much of which seems to have been invented by the Romans; and an analysis of the origins of the Danes. Throughout, traditional sources and history are presented in conjunction with new archaeological observations and interpretations. In an accessible way, Roman Reflections assesses Denmark's part on a larger stage, showing how foundations were laid for its zenith in Viking times.