As Artist in Residence at Lynn Museum in Norfolk, I'm drawing artefacts from their archaeology collection which are not normally on show. Each week the curators present me with a mystery artefact and, in a limited time (2-3 hours) I create a drawing from observation choosing appropriate drawing media. It's become a meditative practice and a fascinating connection with local heritage. Rosie Redzia
Thursday, 7 January 2016
Week 15. Oyster shells and jawbones
These were found at a dig in Great Bircham, Norfolk. The English didn't bother eating oysters unless they had no other seafood, but when the Romans came consumption of oysters increased rapidly - they loved them! So wherever a dig reveals clues to Roman life (or later, as in the Saxons here) you'll find lots of oyster shells.
The jaw bones are animal I think but I'm not sure what animal.