Institute of Archaeology


ERC PhD Studentship available

17 January 2023

The UCL Institute of Archaeology has a PhD studentship vacancy as part of the ERC-funded COREX project (Ref.:B03-01485). The deadline for applications is 11 March 2023.

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This PhD studentship, based at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, is funded by an ERC Synergy grant awarded to UCL and Gothenburg and Copenhagen Universities. Synergy projects represent the top level of European Research Council funding. 

In the project 'From correlations to explanations: towards a new European prehistory (COREX)', which began in 2021 and will run until 2027, geneticists and archaeologists from UCL (led by Mark Thomas and Stephen Shennan) have joined forces witch archaeologists from Gothenburg University, geneticists and archaeologists from the University of Copenhagen and the Danish National Museum, together with pollen analysts from the University of Plymouth. 

The project combines prehistoric human genomic, archaeological, environmental, stable isotope and climate data to better understand the processes that shaped our biological and cultural past from the time of the first farmers to the Iron Age.

Application process

The PhD studentship in the macro-scale analysis of European Neolithic and Bronze Age Settlement and monument data, is an exciting opportunity to join a high-profile international interdisciplinary team addressing major questions at the frontier of current archaeological research. The PhD will contribute to building the project database, which will feed into further analytical packages.

Applications should be emailed directly to Lisa Daniel (l.daniel@ucl.ac.uk). Only complete applications received with both refences by the deadline will be considered. For enquiries relating to the studentship, please contact Stephen Shennan at s.shennan@ucl.ac.uk. Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to Lisa Daniel, UCL Graduate Admissions Administrator, l.daniel@ucl.ac.uk.

Further information about the studentship can be found via the UCL Jobs link below.

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