Offre de thèse : Radiocarbon dates and Bayesian statistical modelling, From correlations to explanations: towards a new European prehistory (Gothenburg)

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In the project “From correlations to explanations: towards a new European prehistory (COREX)” geneticists and archaeologists from University College London (led by Mark Thomas and Stephen Shennan) join forces with archaeologists from Gothenburg (led by Kristian Kristiansen and Karl Göran Sjögren), and geneticists from Copenhagen (led by Kurt Kjær, Eske Willerslev and Fernando Racimo). The project will combine 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 (6000 to 500 BC). Job assignments: To apply Bayesian chronological modelling on selected archaeological problems relating to the overall aims of the COREX project, leading to the production of a PhD thesis at the university of Gothenburg. The problems to be addressed may be discussed but should involve interpretation of Neolithisation and prehistoric mobility patterns; The PhD- candidate is expected to perform chronological modelling for the transition hunter-gatherer-Neolithic in particular at the Atlantic façade; To develop theories for the Neolithisation processes in selected regions (e.g. Northwest France and the Bay of Biscay, Scandinavia).

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