Tag Archives: archaeological illustration

Evidence

Here is more of Muriel’s description of her time in the field (Metepec, Mexico, 1970): Doing fieldwork is difficult.  Often, I would climb the hillside to look out over the town and to contemplate.  The steep rutted climb was precarious.  … Continue reading

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Everyday People, Everyday Pots

Please come and see the current exhibit in the lobby level of Gladfelter Hall in the cases outside of the Anthropology Lab! Everyday People, Everyday Pots was curated by the Lab’s Director, Muriel Kirkpatrick and features pottery from two of … Continue reading

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Horn spoon

TU66.3-11, carved horn spoon, Northwest Coast, North America, 15″ long, University of Pennsylvania Collection.  The horn was shaped and thinned using hot water and was likely made for the tourist trade in the early 20th century. Illustration by Muriel Kirkpatrick.

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Double vision

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Archaeological illustration: part II

Remember the objects from my last post?  Here they are again – illustrated… Before spreadsheets and jpegs, typewriters and illustrations recorded and organized the Lab’s collections. Record keeping illustrations by Muriel Kirkpatrick from the Temple Anthropology Lab’s card catalogue.

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Archaeological illustration: part I

Though we are part of the digital age, the tactile experience of working with objects as well as the level of detail and complication present on their surfaces, is undeniable. The detail above comes from the back cover of Ceramica … Continue reading

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