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ÇATALHÖYÜK 1999 ARCHIVE REPORT: Archaeological Illustration

One hundred and eighty seven finds illustrations were drawn this season (see Figure 57). These illustrations mostly cover the objects which were selected over the six-month period to be taken to Konya museum. This number also includes some obsidian destined for destructive analysis and illustrations of other objects for inclusion in specialist articles and notes. Unfortunately, due to circumstance, not all the objects - including nine pieces of obsidian and several other small finds - taken to the museum in Konya were drawn, although it is possible that permission will be obtained for them to be drawn during the 2000 season.Photocopies of the pencil illustrations were lodged in the Finds Room before the end of the season - an archive which, incidentally, is badly in need of cataloguing. There is a collection of illustrations from the 1996 through 1999 seasons stored partly there and partly in Cambridge. However, without a comprehensive catalogue and/or register of these illustrations they are in danger of either vanishing or losing their relevance. I would strongly suggest that during the upcoming study seasons, an effort be made to collate and index this archive, thus enabling it to be used for reference and publication purposes.

Author(s):  Swogger, John
Format:  Article
Date:  1999