• Archaeology + Art: An Explorers Club Tradition

    Author(s):
    June Julian (see profile) , MacLennan Rodrick B.
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Landscape Archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Art and environment, Landscape art, Archaeology, Scotland, Painting
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    Tartan Night 2018
    Meeting Org.:
    The Explorers Club
    Meeting Loc.:
    New York, NY
    Meeting Date:
    April 5, 2018
    Tag(s):
    Watercolors, Outer Hebrides, North Uist, Vallay, landscape archaeology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/vs6b-ch59
    Abstract:
    Rodrick B. MacLennan, FN '98, and Dr. June Julian carried Explorers Club Flag #109 on two recent expeditions to the Isles of Vallay and North Uist to record the effects of rising seas and violent storms on endangered coastal archaeology sites there. Their research objective was to document the current status of sites that were first discovered by 19th century archaeologist Erskine Beveridge by using archeological survey and fine art methods. Furthering the tradition of expedition art in the spirit of Carl Akeley, visually documenting artifacts, excavations, & environmental contexts, June Julian has created numerous watercolor paintings of these wild landscapes that had supported early human habitation for thousands of years. The paintings depict the dramatic backdrop for their fieldwork and convey the sublime beauty of these remote islands.
    Notes:
    Julian, J., & MacLennan, R. B. (2015). The Isle of Vallay Archaeology/Climate Change Expedition. Lambert. Julian, J., & MacLennan, R. B. (2017). The Isle of Vallay/North Uist Archaeology Climate Change Expedition. Lambert.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    10 months ago
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