BU Archaeological Residue Analysis Laboratory

Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba
What the facility does

Lipid analysis of ancient organic residues

Area(s) of Expertise

Analysis of the lipid components (fatty acids, sterols, triacylglycerols, terpenes) of residues extracted from artifacts or archaeological features in order to address questions about the residue source or artifact/feature function

Research Services

residue extraction, processing, analysis and interpretation

Sectors of Application
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Education
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Tourism and hospitality

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

BU Archaeological Residue Analysis Laboratory

Varian 3800 gas chromatograph fitted with a flame ionization detector and a Varian mass spectrometer

Residue analysis using gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry

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  • Metcalf Archaeology
  • AmaTerra Environmental
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • Western Cultural Resource Management
  • Logan Simpson Design
  • Equinox Research and Consulting International
  • Western Archaeological Services
  • Lone Mountain Archaeological Services
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology - Illinois State University
  • Department of Classics - University of Manitoba
  • Center of Archaeological Research - University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Department of Anthropology - University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • Department of Anthropology - University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • The Manitoba Museum
  • Anthropology Department - Laurentian University
  • Hiawatha National Forest
  • Department of Art, Sangro Valley Project - Oberlin College
  • Arkansas Archeological Survey
  • Archaeological Research Center - University of Kansas