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Saturday, June 9, 2007


Measuring an artifact.

Drawing the artifact.


The removal of an artifact from the ground is only the beginning. Some of the most important work archaeologists do involves recording as much information about the objects as possible, which includes accurate drawings. Here we see Keli using a pair of calipers to measure the thickness of an artifact. She then transfers the data to a piece of graph paper in order to make her drawing as accurate a representation of the artifact as possible.

Keli, Jonathan, and Dorothy hard at work .


Keli, Jonathan, and Dorothy hard at work drawing just a few of the tens of thousands of sherds, or pieces of pottery, found during the excavations at the Mut Temple.

Jonathon absorbed in drawing.

Jonathan absorbed in drawing a sherd. There will be many, many more.


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