This post is part of a three-year Historic Environment Scotland-funded project to collate, record and disseminate the archive of 1970s excavation in an important Pictish/Norse cemetery at Newark, Orkney; the appointee will work with the project team which is based University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute in Kirkwall, Orkney.
The appointee will be required to undertake an osteo-archaeological study of an assemblage of human remains; they will record and analyse the human remains of circa 300 individuals. Radio-carbon dating and isotopic analysis will inform the production of a report. The assemblage is located partly in Orkney and partly in London and given the recent advances in working remotely the appointee could work in Orkney, London, or a third location.
The appointee will possess a doctorate relevant to human osteoarchaeology and be able to demonstrate experience in research organisation and management. Knowledge of the human osteo-archaeology of Orkney would be an advantage.
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