Flinders University (Aus) - 2 x PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN GEOARCHAEOLOGY
2 FULLY FUNDED PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN GEOARCHAEOLOGY with Dr Mike Morley
(deadline for application March 1st 2019)
There are 2 fully-funded (fee waiver and living stipend) PhD scholarships in Geoarchaeology to work on an Australian Research Council (ARC) project at Flinders University Archaeology with Dr Mike Morley and collaborators. The doctoral candidates will be integral to a 4-year project examining environmental drivers of human (and hominin) dispersals into and out of Southeast Asia during the Late Pleistocene (MIS 5–2). The research will involve fieldwork at various sites across Southeast Asia, examining stratigraphic sequences both at cave and open-air sites. The primary aim of the project will be to generate data enabling the reconstruction of environment change occurring on-site and in the local catchment, and correlating these data with periods of site occupation and abandonment.
Candidates will be encouraged to employ a range of geoarchaeological techniques suited to their particular skills and experience, but there will be emphasis on analysing sediments and stratigraphy at the micro-scale (e.g., micromorphology/microstratigraphy, spatially-constrained geochemical and elemental mapping, plant biomarkers, stable isotopes).
The positions will start in ~mid 2019 (timing is flexible) and the deadline for applications is 1 March 2019. Please see official website HERE for more details and apply through this portal only using the contact details provided.