When archaeology meets chemistry

Who are we?

Archemy is the first archeochemistry lab in the Baltics that combines archaeology with analytical chemistry and aims to bridge humanities and natural sciences. Our group works in archaeological sciences, especially biomolecular archaeology, with major focus on ancient dietary and health reconstructions, migrations and provenance studies. Archemy has wide expertise in material culture studies, human osteology, zooarchaeology and archaeobotany. We have a direct association with the Institute of Chemistry which among others has a long-term track record for working with the chemical analysis of cultural heritage objects. 

Latest News

C14 dating workshop

On the 8th of October (10 am ‒ 16 pm) John Meadows is having a workshop about radiocarbon dating, selecting samples and statistical modelling. Workshop is held in Jakobi 2-213. […]

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John Meadows is giving a seminar about radiocarbon dates

On the 6th of October at 16.15 pm John Meadows (in co-operation with Archemy and The Baltic-German University Liaison Office) is doing a seminar about „Dating the spread of pottery[…]

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Archemy is taking part of this year’s Researchers’ Night Festival

Archemy team members (Kristiina, Shidong, Jan-Michael, Sandra and our newcomer Agnes) and the Department of Archaeology staff at the University of Tartu, in cooperation with the Tartu City Museum, will[…]

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