Another morphometric study published

Another morphometric study published

Another study using the innovative statistical technique of geometric morphometrics has been published in the American journal Markers (Markers 31, pages 96–133). This is the result of a second major study of some 325 inscriptions from 24 sites in north Germany and southern Denmark. In addition to detailed analysis of lettering, it questions the current … Continue reading

Dead easy statistics

Dead easy statistics

ANOTHER NEW BOOK DEAD EAST STATISTICS FOR GRAVEMARKER RESEARCH This book is written for anyone interested in how statistics can help develop the potential of the gravemarker as an important and accessible artefact in the study of material culture. It is hoped that it will encourage the reader to go beyond the simple recording and … Continue reading

Another calligraphy book now published

Another calligraphy book now published

Ivy Press has published another calligraphy book–Practical Calligraphy: Materials, Techniques and Projects by George Thomson. This work, illustrated in colour throughout, is a up-to-date version of the book produced as part of The Calligraphy Kit by George Thomson, published by Chronicle Press, San Francisco, in Australia by Cameron House, Wingfield, as Coffret de Calligraphie by … Continue reading

Nova Scotia conference and new publications

Nova Scotia conference and new publications

On the 6 June 2015 Thomson gave a keynote lecture at the weekend conference ‘Stones, Bones and Smartphones’, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The event was hosted by the Broch Research Collective, St Francis Xavier University. The presentation, entitled ‘Gravemarker Research–a Never-ending Journey’, was extremely well attended with over eighty present, many more than at the … Continue reading

NEW! – A History of Waterbeck

NEW! – A History of Waterbeck

The story of a village in south-west Scotland WATERBECK is now a small rural village in the south-west of Scotland. It has not always been that way. In the early medieval period, when the area was close to the Debatable Lands, the Bell family, known as the ‘bloody Bells’, were involved in the Border feuds, … Continue reading

Unique books on gravemarker lettering

Unique books on gravemarker lettering

Other than the out-of-print book Tombstone Lettering in the British Isles by Alan Bartram, the books described here are the only ones on the subject of gravemarker lettering available anywhere. They present a detailed historical account of styles, their development and geographical distribution. They demonstrate the great variety of forms found throughout Europe and North … Continue reading