Post-Doc : Zooarchaeology of the Canary Islands (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

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The Project IsoCAN (Isolation and evolution in oceanic islands: the colonisation of the Canary Islands) funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant 851733) is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher in Zooarchaeology to investigate the role of terrestrial animal resources in subsistence during the indigenous period of the Canary Islands. Specifically, the postdoctoral research will approach (1) what is the range of livestock types and management strategies characterizing the archipelago subsistence? (2) what was the role of wild animals and how many of them are currently extinct? 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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