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.

Quartz lake, waiting for the boat
The biface appeared
My first sketch of a biface
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The city of Nice
The sea from the Lazaret laboratory
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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 2015, my father who is very gifted with its hands thought about a machine to help me drawing faster. Then, after one year, he built me a profiler. It’s very helpful to draw complex lithics like biface, arrowheads, big flakes etc.

 

The profiler
Drawing a biface with the profiler
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