Technical Papers

Where possible, these papers have been compiled using original PDFs and photocopies. The original papers are now mostly out of print; if you have a copy of any of the papers we do not have available here, please get in touch.

The reader of these papers should be aware that some of the advice is now very dated, particularly as work on information technology and computer-aided design has advanced. However, even the old information is of considerable interest in the history of archaeological illustration in general and of GAG in particular.

Joint publications

Cover of Introduction to Drawing Archaeological Pottery Paper

CIfA Professional Practice Paper
An Introduction to drawing archaeological pottery

Available via the CIfA website

A Joint Publication with CIFA. Originally published in 2012, (IfA Professional Practice Paper No. 10, see below), this updated paper reflects the advances in digital and computer technology, and describes how traditional methods of producing pottery drawings can be integrated with and enhanced by digital technology.
Lesley Collett. 2018.

Cover of Archaeological Illustration Paper

IFA Professional Practice Paper No 5
Archaeological reconstruction: illustrating the past

Available via the CIfA website
A Joint Publication with the IFA – IFA Paper No 5
John Hodgson. 2000 | 18 pages, 19 figs | (ISBN 0 948393 17 3)

Drawing Archaeological Pottery

IfA Professional Practice Paper No 10
An introduction to drawing archaeological pottery

Link to CIfA website
Lesley Collett. 2012 | 28 pages, 44 figs | (ISBN 978-0-948393-21-1)

GAG/AAI&S Technical Papers

 

No 1
The Preparation of Archaeological Illustrations for Reproduction

A S Maney. 1980 | 4 pages | Download PDF

 

No 2
Computers in Archaeological Illustration

J D Wilcock. 1982 | 5 pages, 3 plates | Download PDF

 

No 3
Drawing Ancient Pottery for Publication

Chris Green. 1983 | 12 pages, 7 figs | Download PDF

 

No 4
Preparation of Artwork for Publication

Chris Philo and Andy Swann. 1992 | (IFA Technical Paper no.10) | 12 pages, 9 figs | (ISBN 0 948393 10 0) | Download PDF

 

No 5
The Archaeological Illustrator and the Law of Copyright

Dr. Mary Vitoria. 1984 | 4 pages | Download PDF

 

No 6
Surveying with a Camera: Photogrammetry and Rectified Photography

R W A Dallas. 1981 | 15 pages, 31 figs | Download PDF

 

No 7
Drawing for Microfiche Publication

Richard Bryant. 1984 | 2 pages, 2 figs | Download PDF

 

No 8
Recent Research in Archaeological Footwear

D.E.Friendship-Taylor, J.M.Swann & S.Thomas. 1987 | 49 pages, 47 figs | (lSBN 0950 9208)

 

No 9
The Illustration of Lithic Artifacts: A Guide to Drawing Stone Tools for Specialist Reports

H.Martingell and A.Saville 1988 | 30 pages, 32 figs | (ISBN 0 9513246 0 8) | Download PDF

 

No 10
The Illustration of Excavated Window Glass: Suggestions for Methods and Materials

S.White and D.King. 1990 | 4 pages, 10 figs | (lSBN 0 95l672l 0 X)

 

No 11
The Illustration of Wooden Artifacts: An Introduction and Guide to the Depiction of Wooden Objects

S.J.Allen. 1994 | 24 pages, 18 figs | (ISBN 0 9516721 3 4) | Download PDF

 

No 12
The Survey and Recording of Historic buildings

David Andrews, Bill Blake, Mike Clowes and Kate Wilson. 1995 | 35 pages, 12 figs | Download PDF

 

No 13
Aspects of Illustration: Prehistoric Pottery

S.Goddard, D.Knight, J.Goddard, S.Hamilton and S.Rouillard. 1997 | 28 pages, 18 figs | (ISBN 0 9516721 8 5)