ARCHEMY LAB

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

New paper from our group

Our team member and principal investigator Ester (with co-authors) have a new science paper out about hunter-fisher-gatherer pottery production and use at the Neolithic shell-midden of Rinnukalns, Latvia. Rinnukalns site[…]

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Shidong and Jan-Michael attended GSMFT Scientific Conference

From 15th to 16th June there was a GSMFT Scientific Conference.  Our team members Shidong and Jan-Michael took part of the conference. Shidong participated with a poster presentation and made[…]

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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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