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Three ERC-funded PhD Studentships on the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Europe

15 March 2013

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The Institute of Archaeology has three PhD studentships available as part of the EUROFARM project (Refs: 1316287, 1316294, 1316302). The deadline for applications is 8 April 2013.

The European Research Council EUROFARM project, led by Marc Vander Linden investigates the transmission of farming and associated technological innovations in the western Balkans during the 6th and 5th millennium BC through a combination of new data collection (archaeological field work, access to museum collections and literature survey), analysis and modelling. As part of this project, three PhD studentships dealing respectively with archaeobotany, landscape use (geoarchaeology), and lithics are opened for application.

Applicants should be in possession, at the start of the position (September 2013) of a Master degree (MA/MSc) or equivalent in the field of archaeology, or in an otherwise appropriate subject area, plus experience in the corresponding fields. For a broader archaeological training, it is anticipated that the successful candidates will assist in fieldwork activities, as well as interact closely with local colleagues in in the field.

Enquiries about the studentships or the application process may be directed to the Institute Graduate Programmes Administrator Lisa Daniel or to the PI of the project Marc Vander Linden.

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is one of the very few places in the world that is actively pursuing research on a truly global scale and has an outstanding record training doctoral and postdoctoral researchers as well as receiving major research grant funding.

The European Research Council's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-initiated frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of scientific excellence.