The PhD position is financed by UiT and will contribute knowledge fundamental to the advancement of archaeological and historical research on settlement and society in the High North. The aim of the project is to map demographic change in the High North in the Iron Age and Middle Ages. Research will employ established methods of paleodemographic modelling based on statistical analyses of radiocarbon dating as an indirect demographic variable. Results should be interpreted together with other relevant demographic variables derived from, for instance, archaeological, osteological or historical sources. Cross-disciplinary approaches that develop the methodology further are encouraged. The resulting synthesis will ideally advance our understanding of demographic conditions in the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark in the Iron Age and Middle Ages beyond that facilitated by previous research approaches.
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