It is through archaeological work and studies that the modern living human is able to discover various forms of life that existed in the past and during the prehistoric era. It is with the analysis of fossils collected that and the use of various technological and chemical analyses that archaeologists are able to put together socio-cultural, economic political set up that existed during the prehistoric era (Weisman 2007: 34).
This is the archaeological study of the year 2513. In this study archaeologists were trying to unravel the culture, social-economic and my palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the year 2013 and during my life on earth. It was the study that was seeking to unravel my life as a human being in the year 2013 and my cultural dynamics, social-economic and political orientation. The archaeologists were seeking evidence in an already dilapidated part of settlement that gave evidence that my people and I used to live there especially the towns. The forested areas too were a field of study because after our demise the forest covered most of our settlement concealing almost all identifiable evidences. The fresh water bodies were also under the study due to my farming activities that increased their salinity and pH fresh water bodies were also fields of study.
Geoarchaeologists studied the natural physical processes that affected archaeological sites. This includes processes such as geomorphology which is defined the creation of sites via geological processes and the effects on buried sites and artifacts post-deposition. Geoarchaeologists' work involved studying soil and sediments as well as other geographical concepts to contribute to this archaeological study. Samples were excavated and others taken from the surface. After the collection of samples they were taken to the laboratory for intensive analysis.
Trace element geochemistry in geological materials was used to trace my time patterns of resource-acquisition and trade. Trace element in geological material is the availability of elements in the sample that has been determined by various activities (Weisman 2007: 34). The particle sizes of the sample were also closely examined. The analysis of the particle size indicated the condition under which the sediments were deposited. The phosphate traces was also examined in those sites. The phosphate came from the bodies of my people and I, the animals that lived with me and the waste we excreted. The concentration of phosphate would serve as an indicator of the concentrated settlement of my life in the area. In the ostracods analysis, salinity and pH had an impact to the naturally occurring ostracods in freshwater bodies as a result of my farming activities. There was analysis of whether changes occurred in the Ostracods. The changes brought about on the Ostracods shells indicated the farming and habitation activities.
The things that were found in the study included the plastic materials and all the polymers that I and my family used in our day to day activities in those days we used to live on earth. The bronze sculptures and the radioactive isotopes were also present in the study.
In their study they did not find our house because the infrastructure collapsed and finally vanished with time. The copper pipes that used to feed my homestead with water and wiring that connected my home with electricity were crushed into mere seams of reddish rock. Some of the buildings that at least were able to endure the forces of nature were those that were built earlier than my time and were the last architecture left. There were the evidences of extinction of some species of animals due to my demise from the face of the earth. These animals included rats and cockroaches.
Weisman, Alan. The World Without Us, New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press. 2007. Print.