ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Iceland Human Resource division
RESEARCH FIELDEnvironmental science › Earth science
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE28/11/2016 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONIceland › Reykjavík
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40 hours per week
The planned research will focus on the micropalaeontological, sedimentological and geochemical investigation of sediments from archaeological excavation sites in the Nihewan Basin (Hebei Province, China). The earliest artefact-bearing sediments were accumulated in the basin 1.6 million years ago. Shells of ostracods (micro-crustaceans) will be analysed in detail to use the species composition data for reconstructions of the depositional setting and the regional palaeoenvironment and climate history. In addition, ostracod shells will be used for stable oxygen and carbon isotope analyses. Four key sections in the basin will be investigated and correlated using the obtained multi-proxy data.
The planned research will be conducted to:
• reconstruct the local depositional setting and environment in the early and middle Pleistocene,
• infer the specific environmental conditions during periods of hominin occupation, and
• establish a first high-resolution (≤ 1 m) stratigraphic correlation scheme for the most important archaeological key sites of the Nihewan Basin.
EURAXESS offer ID: 136909
EURAXESS old offer ID: 34113184
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