FLINTS

Here, you will find a few example of flints drawn during archaeological projects. I became interested in lithics while i was on Quartz Lake in Alaska. During our survey, I discovered with a friend a biface under 20 cm of soil. I stopped digging and tried to make a sketch.

A few months later, the Lazaret laboratory welcomed me for two weeks. Dominique Cauche and Rodolphe Guilard taught me the traditional way for representing flints (a pen and Indian ink). This drawing technique is quite tough but very interesting at the same time. You really need to understand the way they were made in order to be able to draw them properly. On the left, my first trials in drawing flints. 

In 2010, I was introduced to Gautier Dewilder (PACEA-UMR 5199), an illustrator, really gifted for drawing flints. Next to him, I learnt a lot and improved my skill.