Biomolecular Archaeology - What is it?

The analysis of ancient bio-molecules found in archaeological context.

Kenaz Consult is specialized in Organic Residue Analysis

Using organic chemistry to study ancient organic traces from archaeological context.

Where can I find such residues?
  • Organic residues on objects (e.g. stone, bone or antler tools; ceramic objects; vessels)
  • Organic compounds in soils (e.g. special activity areas such as cesspits, pitch/tar production sites)

Examples: oils, paints, glues, perfumes, hafting materials, waxes, lacquers, medicines, food residues, tars, resins, blood traces, beverages, organic decorations on objects.