Line drawings are a very simple form of illustration that can be found in almost every archaeological publication. Traditionally, original drawings get inked and, in the case of pottery drawings, compiled into a plate layout, which is then photographed or copied and scaled to fit the publication format. The drawbacks are well known: uneven lines, smudges, and loss of detail and definition in the scaling process.
Below are some examples of line drawings I did in Macromedia FreeHand (my favorite vector program):
|EBA pottery from Emar PDF (20 KB)||Butchering marks PDF (16 KB)|