Archeology Name English Professor Date Archeology The current society is faced with a different dilemma that needs particular solutions in ensuring that individuals get to propagate their living more smoothly. Some of the questions being brought forth have remained to be hectic in finding their relevant solutions hence need to attain the history of the life of people from the past an activity that only becomes a reality through archeology. It mainly involves one excavating the different sites and analyzing the artifacts and the physical remains that may be found in the process of excavation. Scientists ensure to engage all the methods as a way of ensuring that the ample information is collected at the end of the research. One of the significant methods is residue analysis. The traditional technique of archeological investigation was mainly used in archeological studies. However there were times when it became difficult in carrying the art objects and jewelry. The main components used were copal and amber therefore through residual analysis; one was in a position to attain such compounds. Furthermore the individuals also did engage in building hafting and mummification. The activity mainly involved making use of petroleum bitumen. Through residual analysis then many were in a position to identify the molecular components of the bitumen and in the process end up assigning the various origin of the bitumen. Hence residual analysis has served a significant purpose in attaining the information of the organic amorphous material (Evershed and Richard 906). Work Cited Roffet-Salque Mélanie et al. "From the inside out: Upscaling organic residue analyses of archaeological ceramics." Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports (2016). Evershed Richard P. "Organic residue analysis in archaeology: the archaeological biomarker revolution." Archaeometry 50.6 (2008): 895-924. Barnard Hans and Jelmer W. Eerkens eds. Theory and practice of archaeological residue analysis. Oxford UK: Archaeopress 2007. [...]
Select one of the archaeological methods.Be sure to discuss which archaeological materials the method is appropriate to analyze and what types of interpretations or hypotheses can be answered or tested using this method. Be sure to do outside research and find an article or website as an example. Be sure to provide the reference or weblink with your answer. What is residue analysis? How is it used in archaeology and what types of questions can be addressed employing this method? Select two archaeological materials that contain residues and discuss the types of analysis that may be performed on the materials? Be sure to specific examples from this week’s lesson.