Building models of historic masonry structures provides research tools for historical archaeologists as they try to better understand the masonry structures they unearth in the field.

Models can also serve as blueprints for the full-scale reconstruction of an archaeological site.

This Technical Leaflet is a guide for building models of masonry structures. Drawings with measurements and photographs of the brick laying technique supplement step-by-step instructions for building models.

The steps walk model builders through base construction, how to make scale brick and stone, and laying the miniature”bricks.”

Technical Leaflet #129 (1980)