archaeological illustration

Haçilar, Turkey. Neolithic Obsidian projectile points, bone tools, red or blackware monochrome ceramics. 

The Nicholson Museum

Victoria is a trained archaeological and technical illustrator, specialising in lithic illustration. She has also worked with bone, metal and ceramic material, as well as artistic reconstruction. 

Her experience has been working on lithic artefacts from the Australian Museum (Egyptology collection) and the University of Sydney's Nicholson Museum (Anatolia collection: Haçilar site).


She has served as the site artist for the Northern Mongolian Archaeology Project 2017 (site: Soyo), illustrating the project's artefacts (largely features of the Palaeolithic and Neolithic lithic assemblage, ceramics) and burial finds (bone and personal ornamentation). Aside from archaeological artefact illustration, she has also produced artistic reconstructions of the settlements. 

Illustrations from the Soyo site fieldwork are currently being used as part of the project's catalogue (for the National Museum of Mongolia) and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Illustrations from the 2018 Kantarodai Expedition in Northern Sri Lanka were used for documentation, future papers, research and for the Department of Archaeology in Sri Lanka and Jaffna Archaeological Museum.

Some sample of lithic drawings and reconstructions are shown here.

Soyo, Mongolia. Chert/Flint projectile point, scraper and cores. Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

© 2020. Victoria Pham. Artist. Archaeologist. Composer. 

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