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Tomorrow I will be travelling to Sheffield for my Zooarchaeology course. I will be on extremely limited funds but I’m trying not to think about that at the moment. The course will involve sexing, aging and identifying  animals through the study of their bones., as well as information about how humans and animals coexisted in the past.

Today I have been researching Bryophytes and it turns out we have some rather rare ones in the collections.

Last night I finished some scientific illustration for the Soil Biodiversity Group at the Natural History Museum. They were drawn using a technique known as stippling. This involves the spacing of dots in order to create a shading effect. I think they turned out pretty good.  Below are two of the drawings before being enveloped and sent off via post:

Drawings of a dung beetle and devil's coach horse


About Gina Allnatt

I have just finished a year long traineeship as a Biology Curator at Manchester Museum. I am currently a research and curation volunteer in the Entomology and Botany departments. -Gina Allnatt
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4 Responses to dot dot dot…

  1. I attended the Zooarchaeology short course back in January, I’m sure you will have enjoyed it! Great blog, thanks.

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