The Project IsoCAN (Isolation and evolution in oceanic islands: the colonisation of the Canary Islands) funded by the European Research Council (ERC) is seeking a technician in archaeobotany to provide support with identification and sorting out of archaeobotanical remains (seeds and fruits). The contract will be full-time (37.5 h per week) for six months from March 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021. An extension for six more months may be considered.
IsoCAN project will explore the first colonisation of the Canary Islands from the beginning of the Common Era to the 15th century AD, which represents the last expansion of the Mediterranean farming package. This project will (1) establish the chronology of the initial colonisation of the Canary Islands; (2) determine the geographic origins and the genetic variability of the human population, domesticates (animals and plants) and parasitic species (insects); (3) define the process of adaptation and resilience of the first settlers; and (4) investigate human impact on landscape and the management of natural resources.
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