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Archaeological Illustration

Rapidograph on Mylar, 2018

This is a collection of technical drawings of recently recovered Etruscan artifacts from the Poggio Civitate Archeological Field School in Vescovado, Italy, where I interned as an archaeological illustrator during summer 2017.

My work consisted primarily of detailed technical stipple drawings of Etruscan artifacts recovered at the site, and I also aided in the production of reconstruction images and excavated in the trenches.

The artifacts I documented consisted of many spindle whorls and spindle whorl fragments, used in the production of thread, as well as many plaster fragments from buildings and some pottery sherds. The original drawings are between 3" x 3" and 6" x 8" in size, drawn at the scale of the artifacts themselves (scales and labels not shown).

I was on a team of five illustrators, and we worked closely with the conservator and the head of the dig to ensure that we produced drawings demonstrating an understanding of the artifacts and their original purposes and highlighting features that are of importance to archaeologists.