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The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) opens permanent researcher positions this year, including one which will be preferably attributed to a specialist in "Human diet of societies" ("Alimentation des sociétés").

NB: The section where this position is opened is mainly concerned with prehistoric and protohistoric societies (section 31), rather than with later (roman and medieval) ones.

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Deadline January 8th 2017...

SOAS University of London proposes a new Research Seminar Program for young and early career researchers into medieval art and archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, led by POMEDOR member Professor Scott Redford and funded by the Getty Foundation.

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2015.

archaeozoological material from medieval Eastern Mediterranean sites for PhD study


Nuha Agha

Edna J. Stern



PhD Studentship - Chickens and Archaeological Material Culture
Bournemouth University -School of Applied Science

This studentship is one of nine that are associated with the Cultural and Scientific Perception of Human-Chicken Interactions Project. This project is largely funded by the AHRC Science in Culture Large Grants scheme but, in addition, seven PhD studentships have been fully funded by four of the six universities involved in the project. The chicken is native to Southeast Asia but over the last 8,000 years it has been transported by people around the world - no other livestock species is so widely...

Charlène Bouchaud, a member of the POMEDOR network, won a prize for her PhD thesis in archaeobotanics entitled "Paysages et pratiques d’exploitation des ressources végétales en milieux semi-aride et aride dans le sud du Proche-Orient : Approche archéobotanique des périodes antique et islamique (IVe siècle av. J.-C. – XVIe siècle ap. J.-C.)" defended at the University of Paris 1 "Panthéon-Sorbonne" in 2012.

The GMPCA (Group for Multi-field Processes Contributing to Archaeology) is an association of archaeological scientists based in France. It awards PhD prizes every 2 years on the occasion of its bi-annual Archaeometry conference....

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