The foundation for transdisiplinary research is collaboration between various scientist across borders. The collegium unites archaeologists, genetics and linguists form University of Tartu and Tallinn University, as well as ethnologist from the Estonian National Museum. From University of Tartu the researchers from the Instute of History and Archaeology, Estonian Biocentre, Intitute of Estonian and General Linguistics, Departments of Geology, Geography and Zoology are included in the work of the collegium. Within Estonia the working collaboration between University of Tallinn, Estonian National Museum and Estonian Literature Museum has been established.