Post-Doc : Zooarchaeological, archaeobotanical and palynological data sets (Kirkwall, UK)

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This post is part of a three-year AHRC/DFG funded project: Looking In From The Edge (LIFTE), The impact of international commercialization on north-west Europe’s peripheral communities 1468-1712: production, commerce and consumption in Orkney and Shetland. The appointee will work with Dr Ingrid Mainland and Dr Jen Harland, based at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute in Kirkwall, Orkney.
The appointee will be required to contribute to a synthesis and analysis of published zooarchaeological, archaeobotanical and palynological data sets for 15th- to 18th-century settlements in the Northern Isles. They will be required to undertake primary zooarchaeological analysis of material from the Northern Isles, and they will collate these data and will look for chronological and spatial patterning relating to exchange, production and consumption. The appointee will work with volunteers and the post will include processing of environmental material.
The appointee will possess a relevant doctorate and be able to demonstrate a good working understanding of mammalian zooarchaeology, quantification and analysis. Specialist training in fish, bird, and marine shell will be provided if necessary. Knowledge of British environmental archaeology would be an advantage. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability work effectively both alone and as part of a team.

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