R&D activities

At the Archaeological Research Collection, several R&D projects based on the collections are carried out. In addition to research projects, expertise and analyses of various archaeological materials are performed as a service.

Research projects

  • 2009-2023 TR/116 “Archaeological Collections of Tallinn University”, financed by the Ministry of Education and Research
  • 2018-2022 PRG29 “Foreign vs. local in Medieval and Modern Age foodways in the eastern Baltic: tracing the changing food consumption through provenance analyses”, financed by the Estonian Research Council
  • 2020-2022 TF5519 “Bringing of archaeozoological and –botanical datasets into research”, financed by the TLU Research Fund
  • 2017-2022 TAU17036 “Salme Event: Two Vendel Period Mass Burials in Ships on Saaremaa, Estonia”, financed by Uppsala University, Sweden, and Tallinn University


The staff of the Archaeological Research Collection provides various archaeological services, expertise and analyses, e.g., conservation service, soil sample processing, research services, photography, post-excavation cleaning and packaging of finds, etc.