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This Research Associate will play an instrumental role in HIDDEN FRONTIERS, a NERC-funded project which aims to understand the history of agriculture, crop replacement and plant adaptation in the circum-Alpine region from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. The project brings together experts in archaeobotany, palaeogenomics and palaeoenvironmental/palaeoclimatic modelling to investigate how specific crops and wider agricultural systems responded to cultural and environmental changes. Further information on the HIDDEN FRONTIERS project and team members is available at https://sites.google.com/york.ac.uk/hidden-frontiers
This three-year post is designed to develop a diverse career profile for a researcher with an archaeobotany background. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of archaeobotanical methods, preferably including circum-Alpine contexts, and will be eager to be trained in ancient DNA methods. The candidate will partake in all steps of the project, helping build a unique profile to pursue a wide range of future opportunities. Specifically, the Research Associate is expected to:
Interview date: TBC
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