Columbia to the Core recently featured an archaeological illustration course that was funded by the Center for Science and Society. Science and Art in Archaeological Illustration was co-taught by artist Tracy Molis and Associate Professor of Anthropology Zoe Crossland, and offered by the Anthropology Department.
“It’s a really unique experience for students to be able to make art while handling things like lithic tools and metal buckles and pottery and clay pipes,” said Molis, who has taught in Columbia’s Visual Arts Program since 2011. “It infuses their work in this class with storytelling and the subjective impact of these objects, which is usually left out in the way that these things have been traditionally represented in archaeology.”
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