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

Last but not least we are introducing our Archemy board member: Mari T├Árv! Q: How did you end up in this field? How did I find myself in the world[…]

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Interdiciplinary seminar

A week ago we wrapped up an incredible interdisciplinary seminar at Tartu University’s Chemicum on December 8th! It was an insightful session, delving into diverse topics and fostering insightful discussions.[…]

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Parallel worlds and mixed economies in 3rd millennium BC Estonia and Latvia

Exploring Estonia & Latvia’s ancient history, Tartu University’s archaeologists made a captivating discovery: there was no direct transition from foraging to farming. Instead, their research revealed the simultaneous existence of[…]

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