MetDect project aims to demonstrate that the vast amount of metal-detector finds will significantly advance our current knowledge about the past. Unlike many other studies, this project focuses on the full variability of detected-artefacts in a long temporal scale (1800BCE–1800CE). Specifically, three hypotheses will be examined: (1) Distribution patterns of metal-detector finds help to clarify the development and changes of the settlement patterns in a long-term perspective; (2) Metal-detector finds will reveal new workshop areas, allowing characterising general dynamics of local production of ornaments and dress accessories in a wide temporal and spatial scale; (3) New artefact types and form variations of previously known types will significantly contribute to the understanding of movement of ideas, which is crucial for characterising visual culture.
Tuuli Kurisoo is an archaeologist whose research has focused on portable material culture. Her main research interests concern symbolic finds, local production of ornaments and visual culture.
Tuuli Kurisoo in ETIS-s
- Oral presentation: Lühike tutvustus MetDect projekti andmebaasist ehk on mida oodata. Online Information day: Muinsuskaitseameti infopäeval arheoloogidele (05.02.2021).
- Oral presentation: Põgus ülevaade MetDect projektist ning selle edenemisest esimese poolaasta jooksul. Online conference: Tartu Ülikooli arheoloogide kevadpäevad (04.06.2021)
- Oral presentation: Introduction: everyday visual culture. Online conference: 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (09.09.2021)
- Organising a session: Visible to the eye? Transmission of ideas through everyday visual culture. Online conference: 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (09.09.2021)
Kurisoo, Tuuli; Rammo, Riina; Smirnova, Maria (2020). Discoveries made by the users of searching devices and the public in 2019 and the new Heritage Conservation Act. Archaeological Fieldwork in Estonia, 2019, 263−288. (link: https://arheoloogia.ee/ave2019/AVE2019_22_Kurisoo.etal.pdf)
Selection of maps:
Figure 1: Finds and sites discovered by the users of metal detectors in 2013 – 2020.
Figure 2: Ornaments and dress accessories discovered by the users of metal detectors
Figure 3: Finds from the Bronze Age (1100-500 BCE)
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This homepage is part of a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 10100338.