Postdoctoral Fellowship in Artefact Morphometrics 852090
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The Department of Archaeology, School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The appointment begins on 1 February 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The position is affiliated with the project ‘Apocalypse Then? The Laacher See volcanic eruption (13,000 years before present), Deep Environmental History and Europe’s Geo-cultural Heritage’, an interdisciplinary project funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research’s Sapere Aude elite research funding scheme. The project is focused on the Final Palaeolithic in northern Europe and aims to evaluate the cultural taxonomy and potential impacts of the Laacher See volcanic eruption that occurred during this period. The project works across disciplinary boundaries that stretch from risk reduction research via archaeology to volcanology. One research objective is to rigorously evaluate the cultural taxonomy of this period using geometric morphometric approaches.
We are looking for an innovative scholar with a background in archaeology, preferably with a Palaeolithic specialisation and with strong analytical skills focused on geometric morphometrics. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate in project activities including fieldwork, and in activities at the department such as lectures, seminars and workshops. Teaching and supervision opportunities may also arise.
The successful applicant will be associated with Work Package 2 of the project, which is aimed at analysing the lithic component of selected Final Palaeolithic sites from northern Europe. These analyses will address both primary production components (e.g. blades and cores) as well as finished tools (projectile points and scrapers) using geometric morphometric or related techniques. Guidance will be provided on appropriate site selection and access to relevant material.
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Application deadline: 26 September 2016
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