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 team meeting before summer

Archemysts had their last meeting before summer.We decided to meet up at Kassitoome hill and have a picnic. As many of us want to rest a little bit this summer,[…]

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New research paper by our group member Shidong

Our PhD student Shidong (with co-authors) has published an article about classification of archaeological adhesives from Eastern Europe and Urals by ATR-FT-IR spectroscopy and chemometric analysis.  The article concentrates on[…]

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Another research paper by our group member Alessandra

Another awesome research paper has been published by our fabulous PhD student Alessandra Morrone.This paper is about baby-skeletons in medieval Sicilian funerary contexts. The paper investigates three child burials within[…]

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