Graphics

Our flexible, efficient and highly productive graphics department can provide many kinds of illustrative​ ​material​ ​including​ ​drawings​ ​to accompany​ ​the​ ​shortest​ ​reports,​ ​glossy​ ​publications​ ​and​ ​display​ ​materials. Artistic reconstructions based on excavated evidence are also part of the service we can provide.

Our​ ​team​ ​uses​ ​Geographic​ ​Information​ ​Systems​ ​(GIS)​ ​and​ ​Computer Aided​ ​Design​ ​(CAD)​ ​for​ ​research​ ​and​ ​report illustrations.​ ​GIS​ ​is​ ​used​ ​for​ ​spatial​ ​and chronological​ ​analysis​ ​of​ ​archaeological​ ​and​ ​landscape​ ​data.​ ​CAD​ ​is​ ​used​ ​for​ ​all types​ ​of​ ​mapping,​ ​technical​ ​drawings,​ ​report​ ​illustrations,​ ​publication​ ​drawings​ ​and standing​ ​building​ ​surveys.

We endeavour to facilitate the exchange of graphical information with our clients at all stages of a project, in the format most useful to them. Our finds illustrators are all either experienced archaeologists or draughts people, who use both manual and digital illustration techniques.

Photography

Photographic images are an invaluable part of the excavation recording system, post-excavation reports and publications. Our professional photographer records images of every aspect of the archaeological process using 35mm, medium format and digital cameras.

Working​ ​in​ ​both​ ​studio​ ​and​ ​field​ ​work​ ​environments,​ ​we​ ​can​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​range​ ​of services​ ​including​ ​rectified​ ​photography,​ ​digital​ ​manipulation​ ​and​ ​accurate​ ​recording of​ ​minute​ ​details​ ​using​ ​macro​ ​photography.

Post-excavation analysis

  • Artefacts;
  • Animal remains;
  • Coins;
  • Curiosities;
  • Building materials;
  • Human remains;
  • Inscriptions;
  • Jewellery and other adornments;
  • Pottery;
  • Tools and other artefacts;

Fieldwork

  • Aerial photography using a 15m photo mast;
  • Archaeological landscapes;
  • In situ archaeological features and deposits;
  • Standing buildings for built heritage archives;