Tag: archaeological illustration

Cyprus in the Mesolithic: A man hunts a Cyprus dwarf hippopotamus (Hippopotamus minor). This was a relative to the modern hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) and characterized by a special foot-anatomy which made it walking on just two toes per foot and was an adaption to a more terresric way of life. This specialized hippo became extinct very fast after the arrival of humans on prehistoric Cyprus.

Acrylic paint on paper, 2019

50 x 40 cm

Domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo f. domestica) with poults. The surroundings are orientated at the Aztec culture.

Oil paint on paper, 2018/19

40 x 30 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2019, Heineanum Halberstadt

Medieval mine. In the foreground there is a pitman at the bobbin, on the right tools like shovel, bucket and hoe. Further backward a worker is transporting ore in a hutch. Above there is a pitman on a ladder and someone working with the “Gezähe” (hammer and chisel).

Oil paint on paper, 2018

32 x 24 cm

Client: Landesamt für Archäologie Sachsen (LfA)

Medieval mining settlement. In the foreground there is a mine shaft with bobbin. Workers stamping the ore aside. Farther behind there are a forge, an assay furnace, an ore roasting furnace, the dwellings of the miners, a charcoal pit and a Waldhufendorf. The merchants in the foreground show that these villages were provided with aliment from outside and that they had no own food production.

Oil paint on paper, 2018

32 x 24 cm

Client: Landesamt für Archäologie Sachsen (LfA)

Placer terrain in the Bronze Age. In late autumn tin panning is practiced with timber channels and wooden boxes. Below older mining waste tips are overgrown with vegetation. Left above there are primitive dwellings of the diggers.

Oil paint on paper, 2018

40 x 30 cm

Client: Landesamt für Archäologie Sachsen (LfA)

Published in: Johann Friedrich Tolksdorf: Mittelalterlicher Bergbau und Umwelt im Erzgebirge. Eine interdisziplinäre Untersuchung (Mit Beiträgen von Mathias Bertuch, Christoph Herbig, Heide Hönig, Knut Kaiser, Anja Kaltofen, Petr Kočar, Sonja Matson, Libor Petr, Tobias Scharnweber, Frank Schröder und Matthias Schubert). ArchaeoMontan (4) (Dresden 2018).

Ötzi

Oil paint on paper, 2018

32 x 24 cm

The picture originated during the symposium “Kunst am Berg”, Panoramarestaurant BergDiamant Fiss/Austria.

Reconstruction of the Wysburg, view from southwest

Ink, 2017

59,5 x 42 cm

Client: Weisbach e.V.

Published in: C. Tannhäuser, H. Roßbach: Die Wysburg bei Weisbach im Thüringer Schiefergebirge. Archäologische Denkmale in Thüringen Band 4, 2018

Reconstruction of the Wysburg, view from northeast

Ink, 2017

59,5 x 42 cm

Client: Weisbach e.V.

Published in: C. Tannhäuser, H. Roßbach: Die Wysburg bei Weisbach im Thüringer Schiefergebirge. Archäologische Denkmale in Thüringen Band 4, 2018

Reconstruction proposal for the Upper Court of the Castle of the Advocates of Plauen in Vogtland, 13th-15th century AD

Pencil, 2015/16

29,5 x 21 cm

Preview for a publication about archaeological excavations and written records of the Castle of the Advocates of Plauen

Stone Age in Vietnam: Hoabinhian or Hòa Bình culture

Coloured pencil, 2016

42 x 29,5 cm

Published in: I. Kraft, J. F. Tolksdorf, Archäologie | Vietnams Altsteinzeit als Bambuszeit?, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, October 2017, 70-77.

Eurasian aurochs (Bos primigenius primigenius) in front of a settlement of the Bandkeramik culture. The aurochs is a wild cattle that became extinct in 1627 and is the ancestor of our domestic cattle.

Coloured pencil, 2015

42 x 29,5 cm

Sachsens Geschichte unterm Acker – Landwirte schützen Denkmale, 2015, Sächsischer Landtag www.archaeologie.sachsen.de/5822.htm

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