Using the Sources: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” in the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, first published in the Strand, January 1892 (via Project Gutenberg) David McCauley, The Motel of Mysteries, Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1979 (parts 1 and 2) Merriam Webster’s Definitions of Three Types of Reasoning—noting the use of objects as examples. Here are two pieces of fiction, both of which have protagonists who use their powers of observation (and prior knowledge) to construct theories about objects and the people who made and used them. What do Holmes and Watson already know, and what do they observe? Does Holmes adduce, induce, or deduce? And what allows Holmes to be so confident? Ditto Carson –but where is his prior knowledge leading him astray? Can you relate Carson (who is based on a real historical figure) and his ideas to anything we’ve read about so far? Also, all three of our protagonists might remind us of the last section of Johnson, when he described the beginnings of archaeology as a discipline… (275 Words)
Directions : “The Research Paper must be a minimum of 10 pages of text. Illustrations and images are not allowed. Page numbers and citations must be included for reference material; the format used may vary as long as it is conventional and consistent throughout. The reference section must have a minimum of 6 sources. The internet is a valid reference source, but make sure to that the websites are legitimate and presenting real information (e.g. Wikipedia is not a legitimate resource). There must be, however, at least three bound references, either books or journals (yes, they can be on-line). IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL THAT MATERIAL EXTRACTED FROM A SOURCE IS CITED IN YOUR PAPER TO AVOID PLAGIARISM.” The direction is very lenient but must go over multiple areas such as agriculture. Must be done from an archaeological perspective. I will attach some of the slides may or may not serve as a reference point to gain perspective and potential things to mention in the essay.
In many ancient societies, people include grave goods as part of their burial practice. Can we reconstruct the society of the living from these? How can grave goods be useful for dating, understanding ritual, or identifying gender, ethnicity, social status, occupation, and connections with the outside world? Enliven your answer with specific examples. Looking to produce 3 examples of burials with grave goods that have been documented in the UK and Northern Europe such as the Vikings. Please use Harvard referencing (with page numbers), for the bibliography can use any source for the essay