12/10/2016

Ph.D. student position at the Institute of Earth Sciences School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Iceland Human Resource division
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Environmental scienceEarth science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/11/2016 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Iceland › Reykjavík
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40 hours per week

OFFER DESCRIPTION


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.

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Iceland Human Resource division
Iceland
Reykjavík
Sæmundargata 6

EURAXESS offer ID: 136909
EURAXESS old offer ID: 34113184

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