A use-wear analysis specialist is required to study the aspect of use-wear on Late Epi-Paleolithic Natufian sickle blades from the southern Levant, which will also involve extensive cereal harvesting field experimentation
The Use-Wear Analysis Laboratory at Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Israel, is the first laboratory of its kind in Israel, founded in 2011 and Headed by Dr. Iris Groman-Yaroslavski. Research carried out in the laboratory involves numerous projects, based on extensive collaborations with archaeologists from Israeli universities and the Israel Antiquity Authority. Collaborations of the laboratory also spread to other scientific branches revolving the analysis residues, involving analytical methods applied to organic and inorganic materials. A large reference collection of experimental tools is available at the laboratory and extensive experimental programs are executed daily.
The Laboratory offers a post-doc position for the project entitled “The origins of cereals-based economies”. A use-wear analysis specialist is required to study the aspect of use-wear on Late Epi-Paleolithic Natufian sickle blades from the southern Levant, which will also involve extensive cereal harvesting field experimentation.
The grant is given for one year of research, with a possible extension to a second year. The applicant will be registered as a post-doc in the University of Haifa and will have to work at the laboratory in Israel for at least half of the research year. Research period begins immediately.
Applicants must have proved experience in use-wear analysis and proved experience in writing up research work for publication. Applications must comprise a CV exhibiting the experience and work done in the field of use-wear analysis and experimental archaeology.
For further details and application submission, please contact Dr. Iris Groman-Yaroslavski at [email protected]
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