This position is part of the UKRI-funded project RATTUS: Rats and the Archaeology of Trade, Urbanism, and Disease in Past European Societies, led by David Orton at the University of York. As one member in a network of collaborators, the Research Associate in Zooarchaeology will help investigate the history of black and brown rats in Europe, aiming to understand rats’ association with human settlements and communications and their role in disease. This position will be focused on sourcing and analysing rodent bone specimens and synthesising both new and legacy data to address project objectives. Working closely with the PI, the Research Associate will be expected to liaise with project collaborators across Europe, conduct zooarchaeological analysis both in York and at remote locations, arrange for export and return of samples, manage the project database and archive, and contribute to collation and synthesis of existing literature.
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