Physical anthropology and bioarchaeology at the Institute of History in the last 20 years

  • Raili Allmäe Archaeological Research Collection, Tallinn University
  • Jana Limbo-Simovart Archaeological Research Collection, Tallinn University
  • Leiu Heapost Archaeological Research Collection, Tallinn University
Keywords: Institute of History, physical anthropology, Estonia, bioarchaeology, human populations

Abstract

Human populations and their history have been studied at the Institute of History since 1952 when the young researcher Karin Mark started her career here. Later, Karin Mark became a leading researcher in palaeoanthro pology and somatology of Finno-Ugric peoples, and her working group grew. At the end of the 1980s, Leiu Heapost took over the position as group leader in anthropological research. In 1988 Raili Allmäe and in 2004 Jana Limbo-Simovart joined the group. Since 1998, Estonian research has been project-based; in the present paper we give a brief overview of our anthropological research at the Institute of History (and its descendants) in the last twenty years.

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Published
2020-03-10
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