Author: archemy

Archemy sums up 2021

Archemy team has had a busy year.  The whole team came together at the end of 2021, went sleighing, had fun in Tartu’s little christmas village and exchanged presents. A lot was discovered last year and hopefully a lot of new discoveries are on the way.  Follow our teams results and discoveries here. 

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.  Participants must have a COVID-19 immunisation certificate and the workshop is limited to 24 participants. To participate, please fill in the registration form. (This project of…
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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 across north-eastern Europe: legacy radiocarbon dates versus new dates from the INDUCE project“. The seminar is held in Jakobi 2-213.  (This project of the Baltic-German…
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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 take part of this year’s Researchers’ Night Festival. Event’s topic is about ancient and medieval cesspits and information that can be collected on ancient and…
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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 in northern Latvia offers a rare opportunity to study long-term trends in ceramic production and function at an European hunter-fisher-gatherer site. In the article the…
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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 a 3-minute speech about  classification of archaeological adhesives from eastern Europe and Urals by ATR-FT-IR spectroscopy and chemometric analysis.  Jan also participated in the event…
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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, we decided to have our next meeting in the autumn.  We had a nice gathering with homemade bubble tea, sun and food. It was…
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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 ATR-FT-IR analysis of 100 adhesive samples from different prehistoric composite artefacts, pottery and amorphous lumps across Eastern Europe and Urals. The aim of the research…
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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 roof tiles discovered in the cemetery of Santa Maria della Valle di Josaphat at Paternò (Eastern Sicily), dating from the XIV century AD.  Available…
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Funding from Baltisch-Deutsches Hochschulkontor for combined radiocarbon and dietary stable isotopes analysis

Archemy Group in collaboration with Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA) and Leibniz-Labor für Altersbestimmung und Isotopenforschung der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel received  Baltisch-Deutsches Hochschulkontor funding for the project „Archaeology, radiocarbon and dietary stable isotopes: novel approaches to 14C dating of Baltic archaeological material“. The purpose of the project is to critically evaluate previously obtained…
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