15/11/2021
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Chargé(e) de Recherche (H/F) Physical Anthropology and Prehistoric Funerary Traditions of the Caucasus

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
    Environmental science
    History
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    06/12/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › NICE
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2022

OFFER DESCRIPTION

- Stratigraphic excavations in funerary and habitat contexts
- Management of archaeological material and samples in the field (listing, export forms and export logistics), management of samples in the laboratory (storage, quotation, orders, shipping);
- Processing of data from the excavation and archiving on databases;
-Identification of human remains;
- Bibliographical research on the funerary practices of the 3rd millennium in the Caucasus (South and North) and Eastern Europe;
- Work in collaboration with the isotope specialist (LAMPEA laboratory)
- Valorisation of the results (scientific reports, participation in international conferences, publications and scientific blogs);
- Participation in the activities of the CEPAM laboratory (team meetings, GA etc.)
- Possible co-organisation of seminars

Participation in fieldwork in Azerbaijan and Georgia;
- Archaeological excavations in Azerbaijan and Georgia;;
- Construction and management of databases on funerary data from the South Caucasus during the 3rd millennium
- Analysis of funerary gestures through an archaeo-anthropological approach.
- Survey of kurgans
- Study of human remains
- Participation in study and sampling missions in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia
- Sampling of human remains for isotopic analysis
- Analysis of funerary practices of the sampled collections

This job offer is part of a scientific collaboration between archaeologists, dendrochronologists, environmentalists, palynologists, archaeozoologists and geochemists around the activities of the MEAE archaeological mission "Boyuk Kesik" in Azerbaijan (dir. G. Palumbi) and those of the DAI mission in Georgia (dir. S. Hansen) and around the ANR-DFG project "From Kura-Araxes to Early Kurgans. Tracing 3rd millennium social and cultural changes in the Kura river valley (Georgia and Azerbaijan). Environment, food, chronology". The aim of this project is to understand the radical changes in social orders, subsistence patterns, cultural values, lifestyles and living arrangements during the third millennium BC in the South Caucasus, particularly in the Kura River valley. The project is based on an archaeological and bioarchaeological approach and relies on field research and laboratory studies in collaboration with numerous French and German researchers.
The project, entitled KUR(A)GAN (PI G. Palumbi, CEPAM, Nice), is financed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the activities will be based in Nice (apart from authorised missions) in the premises of the CEPAM laboratory (Cultures - Environnements. Préhistoire, Antiquité, Moyen Âge). At the Laboratory CEPAM, the selected candidate will be integrated into the STEP team (Technical Systems, Ethnoarchaeology, Prehistory). Missions are also planned to the LAMPEA Laboratory (Aix en Provence), to Lyon and to Berlin, DAI Eurasien Abteilung for the study of pre- and protohistoric funerary traditions in the Caucasus and Eastern Europe.

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Eligibility criteria

- Extensive archaeological field experience (excavation, sampling) (minimum 24 months cumulative);
- In-depth knowledge of modern archaeological techniques and field recording in France and abroad;
- Knowledge and mastery of archaeo-anthropology in the field;
- Knowledge of the archaeological contexts of the South Caucasus;
- Knowledge of the geography and environment of the Caucasus;
- Knowledge of the literature on the pre- and protohistory of the Caucasus and the Near East
- Knowledge of the funerary practices of the populations of the South Caucasus;
- Database management and construction (Excel and FileMaker);
- Basic statistical analysis;
- Mastery of the Pack Office and knowledge of specialised CAD software;
- Fluency in English and French, knowledge of Russian and/or Turkish;
Skills and qualities required:
- Adaptability to logistical conditions in the field and to restrictive work rhythms;
- Ability to work in a team (collective life in the field, research team insertion);
- Communication skills (ability to work well in a large team, ability to pass on relevant information, ability to present research results in public contexts, conferences, seminars, and/or scientific journals in writing);

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    History
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Environmental science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    History: PhD or equivalent
    Anthropology: PhD or equivalent
    Environmental science: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Cultures et Environnements. Préhistoire, Antiquité, Moyen Âge
France
NICE

EURAXESS offer ID: 708531
Posting organisation offer ID: 25306

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