Digital Graphics

I put this up so some colleagues could find it. Most of you will probably not find this of more than passing interest.

Digital Graphics for the Journal of Field Archaeology

This short article is about preparation of illustrations for our pages, and the guidelines that apply generally to art in any medium, digital or analogue. Towards that end, we provide here the current sum of our experience with what works well, and where the requirements of commercial printing differ from the expectations of consumers. A closely related topic arises from the use of digital technology to prepare maps and plans. No one would expect professional cartographers to excavate archaeological sites, and archaeological training does not always provide cartographic skills. Happily, most maps and plans for archaeological illustration do not need to be complex, and there is a simple grammar of cartography that satisfies most archaeological situations.

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I am the non-admin personality of blivet tool & die I have been academically trained as a professional archaeologist (MA, RPA) and now live in Arvada, CO. Father, husband, scientist, geek of several trades, and high-functioning Autistic adult. Future planetary expatriate?